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Sitting Less, Moving More

Bushman, Barbara A. Ph.D., FACSM

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: March/April 2014 - Volume 18 - Issue 2 - p 6–10
doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000018
DEPARTMENTS: Wouldn’t You Like to Know

I maintain a relatively regular exercise program including 30 to 40 minutes per day of either aerobic exercise or resistance training but tend to be inactive in my “off” time, and my job includes mainly desk/computer-related tasks. I’ve heard various reports on the dangers of sitting. Does my exercise routine help to offset that? What can I do to optimize my health?

Barbara A. Bushman, Ph.D., FACSM, is a professor at Missouri State University. She holds four ACSM certifications: Program Director, Clinical Exercise Specialist, Health Fitness Specialist, and Personal Trainer. Dr. Bushman has authored papers related to menopause, factors influencing exercise participation, and deep water run training; she authored ACSM’s Action Plan for Menopause (Human Kinetics, 2005), edited ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health (Human Kinetics, 2011) and promotes health/fitness at /FitnessID.

Disclosure: The author declares no conflict of interest and does not have any financial disclosures.

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