Mood Management

Berkowitz, B., & Clark, P. (20 January, 2014). The health hazards of sitting. Washington Post. Retrieved from

A compilation of findings resulted in an informative infografic that can be found at http://apps....

Research Topic: Heart Disease, Importance of Breaks, Chronic Disease and Sitting, Mood Management, Sitting and Leg Functioning


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Mortality and Sitting

Patel, A.V., Bernstein, L., Deka, A., Spencer Feigelson, H., Campbell, P.T., Gapstur, S.M.,… Thun, M.J. (2011). Leisure time spent sitting in relation to total mortality in a prospective cohort of US adults, American Journal of Epidemiology, 172, 419-429. Doi: 10.1093/aje/kwq155.

Aim. This study aimed to identify the association between hours of sitting and mortality rate.


Method. Participants were 123,216 individuals (69,776 women; mean age= 63.8 (SD=6) years) from...

Research Topic: Detriments of Sitting, Heart Disease, Mortality and Sitting

Relaxation and Stress Management


Ponce, A.N., Lorber, W., Paul, J.J. Esterlis, I., Barzvi, A., Allen, G.J., & Pescatello, L.S. (2008). Comparisons of varying dosages of relaxation in a corporate setting: Effects on stress reduction. International Journal of Stress Management, 15, 396-407. Doi: 10.1037/a0013992.

Aim. Examine the effects of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) and mini-relaxation (MR) on stress in a corporate workplace.

Method. Study 1. 104 employees received up to 3 PMR...

Research Topic: Benefits of Relaxation, Relaxation and Stress Management, Mood Management

Slow Breathing and Stress

Pramanic, T., Sharma, H.O., Mishra, S., Mishra, A., Prajapati, R., & Singh, S. (2009). Immediate effect of slow pace Bhastrika Pranayama on blood pressure and heart rate. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 15, 293-295. Doi: 10.1089/acm.2008.0440.

Aim. Examine the effect of bhastrika pranayama, a slow yoga breathing practice, on immediate heart rate.

Method. Thirty-nine healthy adults were asked to breathe slowly (as...

Research Topic: Benefits of Breathing, Heart Disease, Relaxation and Stress Management