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.
Read more coverage in the Boston Globe, Reuters, and WebMD.