Congratulations to HALO Director Dr.Mark Tremblay, HALO Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr.Scott Rollo and HALO Alumnus Dr.Travis Saunders on their commentary titled “Sedentary Behavior Research Network members support new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guideline recommendations” that was just published in the Journal of Sport and Health Science!
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.
Tremblay MS, Rollo S, Saunders TJ. Sedentary Behavior Research Network members support new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guideline recommendations. J Sport Heal Sci. 2020;9(6):479-481. doi:10.1016/j.jshs.2020.09.012
“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 in the Journal of Sport and Health Science.
The corresponding letter is available here.