Too little exercise and too much sitting : inactivity physiology and the need for new recommendations on sedentary behaviour

Hamilton, Marc T., Healy, Genevieve N., Dunstan, David W., Zderic, Theodore W. and Owen, Neville 2008, Too little exercise and too much sitting : inactivity physiology and the need for new recommendations on sedentary behaviour, Current cardiovascular risk reports, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 292-298.


Title Too little exercise and too much sitting : inactivity physiology and the need for new recommendations on sedentary behaviour
Author(s) Hamilton, Marc T.
Healy, Genevieve N.
Dunstan, David W.
Zderic, Theodore W.
Owen, Neville
Journal name Current cardiovascular risk reports
Volume number 2
Issue number 4
Start page 292
End page 298
Publisher Current Medicine Group LLC
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2008-07
ISSN 1932-9520
1932-9563
Summary Moderate-to vigorous-intensity physical activity has an established preventive role in cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some cancers. However, recent epidemiologic evidence suggests that sitting time has deleterious cardiovascular and metabolic effects that are independent of whether adults meet physical activity guidelines. Evidence from “inactivity physiology” laboratory studies has identified unique mechanisms that are distinct from the biologic bases of exercising. Opportunities for sedentary behaviors are ubiquitous and are likely to increase with further innovations in technologies. We present a compelling selection of emerging evidence on the deleterious effects of sedentary behavior, as it is underpinned by the unique physiology of inactivity. It is time to consider excessive sitting a serious health hazard, with the potential for ultimately giving consideration to the inclusion of too much sitting (or too few breaks from sitting) in physical activity and health guidelines.
Language eng
Field of Research 111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2008, Springer Healthcare
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30020823

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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