Stand up for your health: Is it time to rethink the physical activity paradigm?

Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2011 Aug;93(2):292-294. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2011.03.023. Epub 2011 Apr 20.


The area of physical activity and health research has been energised by the creation of a new paradigm: sedentary behaviour. Sedentary behaviour and physical activity are increasingly viewed as different constructs with independent effects on the disease process. The creation of the new sedentary behaviour paradigm is likely to have a significant impact on research and interventions aimed at the prevention and management of diabetes in the future. This article highlights the key concepts and implications of this new paradigm.

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Mellitus / etiology*
  • Health
  • Humans
  • Life Style*
  • Motor Activity
  • Sedentary Behavior