Berkowitz, B., & Clark, P. (20 January, 2014). The health hazards of sitting. Washington Post. Retrieved from http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/national/the-health-hazards-of-sit....
A compilation of findings resulted in an informative infografic that can be found at http://apps....Read More ››
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...Read More ››
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...Read More ››
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...Read More ››