Is sitting down bad for our brains?
We tend to sit down a lot at work, school and in front of the TV. There’s plenty of evidence that suggests this prolonged sitting is bad for our physical health, but what about our brains?
A new paper from The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute explores how prolonged sitting may have a negative impact on brain health.
The researchers are examining how breaking up sitting with light intensity exercises can reduce the risk of cognitive decline.
Lead researcher Michael Wheeler is a PHD candidate in Exercise Physiology at the University of Western Australia.