Congratulations to Dr. Mark Tremblay and co-authors on their new publication “Public health importance of light intensity physical activity” in the Journal of Sport and Health Science! A summary and citation are provided below.


  • Light intensity physical activity is associated with a marked reduction in chronic disease and mortality risk.
  • That activities of daily living are associated with health benefits supports public health initiatives that advocate for replacing sitting time with standing and engaging in routine activities such as casual walking, leisurely sports and light housework.
  • The shift in focus from movement behaviors in isolation to the integration of all movement behaviors over the whole day will provide movement options for adults, treatment options for practitioners, and greater opportunities for public health promotion.


Ross, R., Janssen, I., Tremblay, M.S. Public health importance of light intensity physical activity. JSHS 13, 5(2024).