Over the last 10 years evidence has emerged that too much sedentary time (e.g. time spent sitting down) has adverse effects on health, including an increased risk of cardiovascular disease incidence and mortality. A considerable amount of media attention has been given to the topic. The current UK activity guidelines recommend that all adults should minimise the amount of time spent being sedentary for extended periods. How best to minimise sedentary behaviour is a focus of ongoing research.
Carmen Lahiff-Jenkins, Managing Editor of the International Journal of Stroke spoke to Dr Sarah Morton lead author of the opinion piece Sedentary behaviour after stroke: a new target for therapeutic intervention.
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Kool Kats by Kevin Macleod