From the Editor-in-Chief . . .
In the June 15 issue of TJACSM, Thraen-Borowski and colleagues have provided a PRISMA-guided systematic review of interventions to reduce sedentary behavior in adults. Sedentary behavior has been called "the new smoking" to emphasize the associated health risks. As most interventions to reduce sedentary behavior also include increases in physical activity and are focused on the workplace, this review concentrates on non-workplace interventions specifically focused on reduced sedentary behavior with adults over the age of 18. This may be especially important as the population ages and retires from the workforce given many adults have sedentary leisure-time pursuits. The primary outcome was sedentary behavior, either self-reported or objectively measured. Secondarily, feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of the interventions were assessed. The discussion incorporates how behavioral theories and technology were used to provide generally successful interventions. The authors include clear suggestions for future investigations including design issues, study populations, and inclusion of impact on health markers.
I would like to invite researchers to submit their translational science papers for physical activity and policy for peer review in the Translational Journal of The American College of Sports Medicine.
Joseph E. Donnelly, EdD, FACSM