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Sitting Less, Living Healthier

Study Shows Reduction in Sedentary Behavior Improves Cardiometabolic Health in Older Adults

May 06, 2024

KPSOM Faculty Member Dori E. Rosenberg

KPSOM Faculty Member Dori E. Rosenberg

A recent study examined the efficacy of a sedentary behavior reduction intervention in older adults aged 60 to 89 years. The parallel-group randomized clinical trial involved participants with high sitting time and body mass index ranging from 30 to 50. Over the course of 6 months, individuals were randomized into either the sitting reduction intervention group or a healthy living attention control condition.

Dori E. Rosenberg, PhD, MPH, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson of Medicine (KPSOM) Associate Professor of Health System Science, coauthored the article, “Sitting Time Reduction and Blood Pressure in Older Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial,” published by the Journal of the American Medical Association. The results revealed promising outcomes for the intervention group, with significant reductions in sitting time observed at both the 3-month and 6-month marks. 

Read the article here .