All of a sudden its Autumn! At the beginning of October, I attended the AHP Agents for Change Conference in Edinburgh and presented my poster on “Prevalence of Sedentary Behaviour in Older Adults”. The conference was well attended and full of exciting and interesting workshops and presentations.
At the end of October, we were lucky to have a visit from Dr Mark Tremblay,CHEO. He gave a fabulous lecture on sedentary behaviour focusing on their research in childhood and adolescent sedentary behaviour. Otherwise, I have been busy data collecting for my main study with some lovely older adults.
Ramazzini (1633 – 1714AD)
Ramazzini on Sitting Occupations
“…those who sit at their work and are therefore called ‘chair workers,’ such as cobblers and tailors, suffer from their own particular diseases … [These workers] … suffer from general ill-health and an excessive accumulation of unwholesome humors….”
Sedentary workers … “suffer from the itch, are a bad colour, and in poor condition ….. for when the body is not kept moving the blood becomes tainted, its waste matter lodges in the skin, and the condition of the whole body deteriorates”.