8 Dec, 2015

BHFNC | Sitting out physical activity

A new research brief has been published exploring children’s sedentary behaviour, health and the family environment. The Centre for Diet and Activity Research has explored what we know about the impact of too much sitting and the role that families have in tackling it. 


  • Sedentary behaviour research has focused largely on screen time, but in fact it encompasses a wide range of behaviours and settings. 
  • The impact of sedentary behaviour on health in young people, independent of physical activity is unclear and requires more research looking at individuals over time. 
  • Changes in the family and home environment, including parental behaviours, may be a route to reducing sedentary behaviours in children.