In her debut blog, Olga Lainidi summarises a study of Brazilian workers, which finds that occupational physical activity is linked to both workplace stress and depression.[read the full story...]
Stay fit in response to COVID: simple recommendations and COH-FIT
Marco Solmi tells us about the importance of physical activity as people in the UK enter a second period of coronavirus lockdown.
He also introduces us to the huge international COH-FIT study, which will help us better understand how the pandemic is affecting people and what can help.[read the full story...]
Passive sedentary behaviours increase the risk of depression in adults
Susie Rudge highlights a recent paper in the British Journal of Psychiatry which suggests that people with depression should be encouraged to replace passive sedentary behaviours with mentally active ones for the best possible chance of symptom improvement.[read the full story...]
Walk this way: can a health coaching intervention increase physical activity in people with severe mental illness?
Gordon Johnston and Michel Syrett prepare for the #HealthSMI event on 24th June by blogging about a recent pilot RCT of a health coaching intervention (Walk This Way) to reduce sedentary behaviour and increase physical activity in people with serious mental illness.[read the full story...]
Loneliness and sedentary behaviour: time to take a stand?
Tim Matthews, Molly Bird and Hannah Cocker mark #LonelinessAwarenessWeek with a blog looking at recent research into loneliness and sedentary behaviours in 12-15 year old children.[read the full story...]
Physical activity and depression: new review confirms high levels of sedentary behaviour
Tayla McCloud summarises a recent systematic review and meta-analysis of physical activity and sedentary behaviour, which found that more than two-thirds of people with depression did not comply with the recommendation of 150 minutes of physical activity per week.[read the full story...]