A Short Film on Sitting
Andrew Maynard, Director of the ‘Risk Science Center‘ at the University of Michigan has produced a series of ‘Risk Bites‘ videos on YouTube. There is a lot of evidence which shows that exercise is beneficial for mental health in numerous ways. For instance regular exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of Dementia and to have beneficial effects on mood in people with Depression. Sedentary behaviour contrasts with exercise. The effects of sitting are being better characterised as new research findings are published. The film above captures some of the research findings and it is notable for the engaging way in which the messages is communicated. The film also makes a simple suggestion which could modify the risk. This film approach can be used to raise awareness of illnesses.
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