In a recent CTV News story titled, “Sedentary behaviours increase risk for certain cancers, study finds,” that ran June 16th, HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay was interviewed about the health risks of sitting too much and the benefits of standing and walking meetings.

From the story:

“There’s something about sitting too much — even if you have some physical activity in your lifestyle – there’s something about it that is bad for your health. And we now know it’s bad for our metabolism, for our heart and for prevention of different types of cancer.”

Tremblay adds that people should start introducing “little bits of inconvenience” in order to break up sedentary time.

“We can do that through walking meetings, through standing meetings — different things that’ll just get us out of our seat.”

Click here to read the story in full.