HALO Director Dr.Mark Tremblay, HALO Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr.Scott Rollo and former HALOite Dr.Travis Saunders just published a commentary titled “Sedentary Behavior Research Network members support new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guideline recommendations” in the Journal of Sport and Health Science. Congratulations, Mark and team!
The commentary was published in conjunction with the release of the new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults and results from a survey of the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network (SBRN) membership done last winter. Prior to their release, draft Guidelines received stakeholder feedback, including 126 SBRN members.
“Based on SBRN membersâ€™ responses to the stakeholder survey …, there is strong, though not unanimous, support for the sedentary-behavior recommendations in the new guidelines. Of the participants, 82.3% indicated that they â€śsomewhat agreeâ€ť or â€śstrongly agreeâ€ť that the sedentary-behavior recommendations are clearly stated, and 80.2% reported they â€śsomewhat agreeâ€ť or â€śstrongly agreeâ€ť with how the sedentary behavior recommendations are stated. Conversely, a relatively small percentage of participants felt that the recommendations were not clearly stated (10.8%) or disagreed with how the recommendations were stated (15.8%). Additional comments from SBRN stakeholders were concerned primarily with quantifying â€śprolonged sittingâ€ť (nâ€Ż=â€Ż17), defining â€śsedentaryâ€ť and providing practical examples (nâ€Ż=â€Ż11), and defining â€śrecreational screen timeâ€ť (nâ€Ż=â€Ż2). Only a few members (nâ€Ż=â€Ż4) suggested the recommendations were unrealistic and/or intimidating.”Â
Please click here to read the commentary in full.
In response, Dr.Stamatakis and Dr.Bauman wrote a corresponding letter, “The bold sedentary behavior recommendations in the new Canadian guidelines: are they evidence-based? Response to â€śSedentary Behavior Research Network members support new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guideline recommendationsâ€ť, that was published today in the Journal of Sport and Health Science.
The corresponding letter is available here.