It looks like the primary culprit behind the obesity epidemic may be the modern-day environment, and not genes, new U.S. research suggests. Read more
Shift work has its own demands that set it apart from jobs with traditional working hours. Shift work has its benefits; it can be more convenient from a child care perspective, is sometimes better paid and can allow workers time for other activities, such as study. Read more...
Replacing sitting time with standing or stepping: associations with cardio-metabolic risk biomarkers
Abstract: While excessive sitting time is related adversely to cardio-metabolic health, it is unknown whether standing is a suitable replacement activity or whether ambulatory movement is required. Using isotemporal substitution analyses, we modelled cross-sectional associations with cardio-metabolic risk biomarkers of reallocating time (2 h/day) from sitting to standing or to stepping. Read more... [...]