I very interesting paper, reminding us to take a holistic approach to our interventions.  So as we develop interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour we need to give a balanced message considering physical, psychological and social impact of sedentary activities, such as computer use.  We must note that it is not the action of:

  • using the computer 
  • the reading of the book
  • the playing of the card game
  • the socialising with friends…

that is the problem, its the length of time sitting with little energy expenditure for extended periods that is the problem.

Simple, yes.  Please hold me to this when I bang in about how computer are bad!  

http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0047831?imageURI=info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0047831.t005

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