The Dangers of Poor Posture & Military-style Exercises to Combat Them

Research suggests that the average person spends around 12 hours a day sitting. This ‘sitting disease’ maligns health and is a leading global risk factor to mortality. In fact, millions die prematurely because of physical inactivity. While you sit comfortably on your couch watching your favourite Netflix series every night, or lounging in your executive… Read More

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Is the Duration of Sedentary Episodes Is Associated With Risk for Death?

Research Paper Title Duration of Sedentary Episodes Is Associated With Risk for Death. Outline Spending more of our waking hours sedentary (for example, sitting and watching television) is associated with poorer markers of health and higher risk for death than spending more time engaged in physical activity (such as walking or playing sports). However, studies… Read More

Does Physical Fitness Predict Survival in Men with Type 2 Diabetes?

Research Paper Title Physical Fitness Predicts Survival in Men with Type 2 Diabetes. Introduction Progression is rarely linear. Once highly mobile hunters and gatherers, we have evolved into a technologically advanced but kinetically stagnant species. Sedentary societies define today’s cultural norms. The adverse health outcomes associated with sedentary behaviour have led many to conclude that sedentary behaviour… Read More

Outlining the Role of Physical Fitness in Mortality among Men with Type 2 Diabetes

Research Paper Title Combating Sloth as Well as Gluttony: The Role of Physical Fitness in Mortality among Men with Type 2 Diabetes. Introduction In this issue, Wei and associates report the results of their survey of 1,263 men with type 2 diabetes who self-reported their physical activity and were evaluated for physical fitness and cardiovascular… Read More

Examining Patterns of Sedentary Behaviour & Mortality in US Middle-Aged & Older Adults

Research Paper Title Patterns of Sedentary Behavior and Mortality in U.S. Middle-Aged and Older Adults: A National Cohort Study. Background Excessive sedentary time is ubiquitous in Western societies. Previous studies have relied on self-reporting to evaluate the total volume of sedentary time as a prognostic risk factor for mortality and have not examined whether the… Read More

The Motivation to Benefit from Exercise

There is no doubt about the benefits of exercise. Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases and conditions. Despite the wealth of information about the benefits of exercise, sedentary adults often find it hard to  change their behaviour in a sustainable manner. The… Read More

Obesity Management: Linking Sedentary Threshold & Energy Expenditure

Research Paper Title Posture Allocation Revisited: Breaking the Sedentary Threshold of Energy Expenditure for Obesity Management. Abstract There is increasing recognition that low-intensity physical activities of daily life play an important role in achieving energy balance and that their societal erosion through substitution with sedentary (mostly sitting) behaviors, whether occupational or for leisure, impact importantly… Read More