Watching this interview may be bad for your health

A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed on the local Global TV morning show here in Halifax, talking about the health impact of sedentary behaviour.  It was a fun interview, and we covered a lot of the main reasons why sedentary behaviour is bad for your health. And no, the irony of going on TV to talk about the health impact of TV was not lost on me (sitting is bad for you; sitting in front of a TV is very bad for you).  In particular, the McDonald’s product placement proved my point about the ubiquity of food ads on TV.  I think it went well (Peter told me that I no longer look like a grad student – so mission accomplished!), so I thought I’d post it up here.  Enjoy!


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4 Responses to Watching this interview may be bad for your health

  1. Amanda McDougall says:

    Well done Travis!

  2. Ali B says:

    Great interview Travis! A great health message for everyone.

    Couldn’t help noticing you have McDonald’s drinks prominently displayed…!

  3. Ali B says:

    Oh, just saw your comment about that :)

  4. Julie McLean says:

    As a PhD candidate studying skeletal muscle physiology, I completely agree with your assessment of the hazards of too much sitting. That being said, I sit too much too! One strategy I’ve incorporated into my sitting time is a contract/relax strategy with my leg muscles. Once you get used to it, it becomes a habit that you don’t even notice. While I have no data on whether it affects my metabolic profile, I do find that it prevents me from becoming overly stiff or cold when I’m searching PubMed for hours at a time.