WHO released a new guideline, saying that children under 2 should not have any screen time. The panel said childhood health is best achieved through physical activity and good sleep.
Public Health April 25, 2019
Lying or sitting down for at least six hours a day caused 70,000 deaths in 2016 and almost £1 billion in health care spending. Concerns about decreased work productivity might be stalling policymakers to implement effective intervention on sedentary lifestyle.
Public Health March 28, 2019
A new study links cardiac fitness to a person's chances of living a long life. Researchers surmise that not exercising is essentially worse for health and mortality than risk factors such as smoking and heart disease.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 20, 2018
Researchers discovered that sitting too much may be linked to memory problems due to changes in a part of the brain. The effect is considered a predecessor for dementia, along with other significant signs of cognitive decline.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 14, 2018
A new study highlights the health benefits of everyday activities such as household chores. The study involved measuring the physical activity of over 800 men and women in a span of 15 years.
Public Health January 28, 2018
Sitting for prolonged periods can be deadly. A new study involving nearly 8,000 adults suggests that even physical exercise cannot undo the harm associated with extended sitting time.
Public Health September 12, 2017
American teenagers and seniors continue to live sedentary lifestyles with little to no physical activity, a new study revealed. Researchers hope schedules in schools can be modified to be conducive to physical activity.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 19, 2017
Sedentary lifestyles make people more prone to develop environmentally induced asthma. A new study analyzed the effects of being sedentary in rats exposed to different ozone levels.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 8, 2016
One in every four American adults aged 50 and above do not get enough exercise, a new CDC study suggests. Doing so puts them at risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers said.
Healthy Living/Wellness September 17, 2016
Too much time spent on sedentary behavior is bad for your heart, a new advisory revealed. The American Heart Association says the best solution is to sit less and move more.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 16, 2016
Many U.S. children have poor cardiovascular health based on standards set by the American Heart Association. How do children achieve ideal heart health?
Public Health August 13, 2016
Physical inactivity costs the world $67.5 billion annually in healthcare expenses and also accounts for 5 million deaths every year. Findings suggest that lack of exercise is an economic burden but could also be the key in lowering chronic diseases.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 28, 2016
If you want to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, there’s one important tip you should never forget. It’s best to move around or walk.
Public Health April 24, 2016
Standing desks may seem like a healthy way to beat the negative effects of prolonged sitting at work. However, experts found that the health benefits of these desks remain uncertain and unproven.
Life March 18, 2016
If you want to live longer, get up and move. Researchers found that replacing inactivity with just 10 minutes of light movements can prolong life.
Life February 28, 2016
Sitting for long hours may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, even though a person works out. Diabetes is still the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
Life February 3, 2016
Prolonged sitting and inactivity is bad for the health, particularly for obese people. A new study suggests that obese people who spend too much time sitting in front of the TV screen should find ways to reduce the sedentary habit.
Life January 14, 2016
Watching too much television and lack of physical activity in younger years may take a toll on cognitive function. Researchers said that this is an alarming finding because of the amount of time spent being sedentary among teens of today.
Life December 4, 2015
From 13 percent in 2014, this year it is estimated that 17 percent of the world's adults will become obese by 2025 if governments do not take action to address obesity. Experts blame the current trend on the Western diet and sedentary lifestyles.
Life October 11, 2015
A study has found that fidgeting, small a movement it may be, may be able to offset the adverse health effects of sitting long hours.
Life September 25, 2015
Children who take at least three minutes to walk every 30 minutes during a long period of sedentary activity such as watching TV have lower levels of blood sugar and insulin, which could help reduce their risks for Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Life August 28, 2015
A new study found that inspiring employees with sedentary work to move more may improve their health and well-being. The researchers asked the worker subjects to use portable pedals under an office desk for weeks and the effects are quite helpful.
Life August 13, 2015
Researchers warn against sitting too much as this can lead to an increased risk of anxiety.
Life June 22, 2015
Known dangers of a sedentary lifestyle can be alleviated with as little as 2 minutes of walking in each hour of sitting, study suggests. Even such light activity can "confer a survival benefit," researchers say.
Life May 4, 2015
Sedentary individuals may find it easier to engage in physical activities by not focusing on public health recommendations on exercise. Experts said that having some form of physical exercise is better than having none at all.
Life January 22, 2015
Food and nutritional products may soon contain an ingredient that could provide the body with some of the benefits of physical exercise. Researchers, however, cautioned that no single product could augment all of the positive effects of being physically active.
Life November 24, 2014
A possible solution to boring and unproductive meetings is to get everyone standing while brainstorming ideas. Study finds people working together while standing tend to be more collaborative, more engaged and more creative.
Life June 21, 2014
Warning: Prolonged sitting is dangerous to your health. Researchers found an association between sedentary lifestyles and risks for endometrial, lung and colon cancers.
Life June 17, 2014
A new study has revealed the startling fact that obese men get less than four hours worth of exercise a year, and women only one hour, because people now live lives that are very sedentary.
Life February 24, 2014
A study suggests that sedentary lifestyle may increase the risk of heart failure in men.
Life January 23, 2014