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Get up, stand up, stand up for your health! Prevention of sedentary behaviors to Improve metabolic health

Last update: : Tuesday 23 February 2016, by Nicolas Busser

Par : Dr. Audrey Bergouignan, IPHC-DEPE
Date : vendredi 17 juin 2016 à 13h
Lieu : IPHC, Amphithéâtre Grünewald, bâtiment 25

Although public-health recommendations to engage in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (at least 30min, 5 days / week) have been widely promulgated by the government, most people are physically inactive. Sedentary behaviors, like time spent sitting, are associated with serious implications on metabolic health, indicating that even in individuals who regularly exercise a reduction in time spent sitting can confer health benefits. Our work tests the effect of frequent interruptions of prolonged sitting by microbursts of activity, an intervention likely easier to implement in daily life of at-risk population, on overall well-being, mood, energy level, appetite and metabolic health. We are using an approach of integrative physiology from the whole-body level to cell, protein and genes to understand the biological mechanisms that underlie associations of frequent interruptions of prolonged sitting with improved metabolic health outcomes. We believe that breaking up prolonged sitting with short bursts of activity is an innovative strategy that can be more effective at combating the adverse effects of sedentary behaviors than more traditional approaches.