Freedson co-authors article on sedentary behavior in older women
Patty Freedson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Kinesiology, is co-author of a recent study garnering significant press coverage. Researchers analyzed sedentary behaviors in more than 7,200 elderly women who wore accelerometers to measure how often they moved each day for a week. The study results, published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association, indicate that older women spend nearly two-thirds of their time sitting. The findings have significant health implications as sedentary behavior has been linked to chronic health problems such as heart disease and diabetes.