Reducing Sedentary Behavior

Trending Topic | Reducing Sedentary Behavior

Scientific evidence shows that frequent, moderate-to-vigorous-intensity exercise during the week plays a significant preventative role in cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and some cancers. 

Current research findings reveal that too much sitting during the day is detrimental to a person’s health. ACSM has created and curated several resources for those wishing to reduce their sedentary behaviors, as well as for those treating and training patients/clients who live a sedentary lifestyle. 
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The Science of Sitting Less

The sedentary behavior studies performed by Bethany Barone Gibbs, Ph.D., FAHA, have evaluated measurement and methods, longitudinal associations in cohort studies and intervention methods to decrease sedentary behavior in special populations including office workers and older adults. She also has researched sedentary behavior and cardiovascular health in pregnant women across all three trimesters of pregnancy.