21st Century Medicine: Don't just sit there...stand up! The health consequences of prolonged sitting

22 August 2012

Adrian Bauman
Adrian Bauman

Researchers have been aware for several decades that physical inactivity is bad for health, and that accumulating half an hour of moderate activity each day can reduce rates of diabetes, heart disease, delay the ageing process and improve mental health and wellbeing.

A very recent set of research studies has started to report on 'sitting time', especially prolonged sitting, as a new risk factor, especially for diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular health. This talk will explain the scientific evidence and indicate how and why prolonged sitting is a new health concern.

The speaker:Adrian Bauman is Sesquicentenary Professor of Public Health , School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia. He is an epidemiologist, public health physician, and Director of the Prevention Research Collaboration (PRC), part of the School of Public Health.

Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Location: Law School Lecture Theatre 101

Cost: Free but booking is essential

Contact: Sydney Ideas

Phone: 9351 2943

Email: 1c133c3f543869110d122f2a0340200d5f15491d01143b5953070f

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