Marieke De Craemer: Ghent University, Belgium
Joseph Henson: University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Tom Yates: University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Submission Status: Open | Submission Deadline: 5 February 2024
BMC Public Health is calling for submissions to our Collection on sedentary behavior and disease risk.
Sedentary behavior is characterized by activities with a very low energy expenditure, usually in a sitting, reclining, or lying posture.
Common examples of sedentary behaviors are using computers, watching television, using phones or tablets, playing video games, reading and driving.
Insufficient physical activity and sedentary behaviors result in an increase of all-cause mortality.
Moreover, they are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders, depression, and some types of cancers.