Episode 2: What is this thing called “Sedentary Behaviour”? with Professor Stuart Biddle
Technology and labour saving devices mean humans spend an increasing amount of time sitting and being sedentary. In this episode, Dr Dan Brown talks about exercise psychology to Professor Stuart Biddle, Director of the Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.
They discuss how to untangle the difference between physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour, and explore the barriers to encouraging people to move more.
Key research covered in this episode:
- Morris’ famous study on bus conductors and drivers
- Does physical activity attenuate the association between sitting time and mortality?
- Recent publications of the Health Survey for England
- UK-based cluster randomised trial to reduce occupational sitting time using standing desks
- Canadian 24-hour movement guidelines