Too much sitting: the population health science of sedentary behavior

Dunstan, David W., Healy, Genevieve N., Sugiyama, Takemi and Owen, Neville (2010) Too much sitting: the population health science of sedentary behavior. European Endocrinology, 6 1: 19-23.

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Author Dunstan, David W.
Healy, Genevieve N.
Sugiyama, Takemi
Owen, Neville
Title Too much sitting: the population health science of sedentary behavior
Journal name European Endocrinology
ISSN 1758-3772
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 6
Issue 1
Start page 19
End page 23
Total pages 5
Editor Tami Hughes
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Touch Briefings
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Recent epidemiological evidence suggests that prolonged sitting (sedentary behavior: time spent in behaviors that have very low energy expenditure, such as television viewing and desk-bound work) has deleterious cardiovascular and metabolic correlates, which are present even among adults who meet physical activity and health guidelines. Further advances in communication technology and other labor-saving innovations make it likely that the ubiquitous opportunities for sedentary behavior that currently exist will become even more prevalent in the future. We present evidence that sedentary behavior (too much sitting) is an important stand-alone component of the physical activity and health equation, particularly in relation to cardio-metabolic risk, and discuss whether it is now time to consider public health and clinical guidelines on reducing prolonged sitting time that are in addition to those promoting regular participation in physical activity.
Keyword Sedentary behavior
Sitting time
Physical inactivity
Cardio-metabolic risk
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published under "Diabetes Prevention". Editor’s Note: This Perspectives for Progress article is based on the corresponding author’s President’s Lecture from the American College of Sports Medicine’s 56th Annual Meeting held in May 2009.

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