University of Tennessee survey finds people eating more, more sedentary during COVID-19

https://fox17.com/news/local/university-of-tennessee-survey-finds-people-eating-more-more-sedentary-during-covid-19

Following 7,300 responses so far, researchers say it appears people are eating more than before, are more sedentary, and feel increasingly stressed and lonely.

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“Now, a joint study by researchers at Dalhousie University and the University of New Brunswick published this week in the journal PLOS One — and described in an article Thursday by the Herald’s Tim Arsenault — has found that the risk of prostate and pancreatic cancers is elevated among workers in professions with a lot of sedentary behaviour.”

https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/local-perspectives/editorial-sit-uation-critical-over-sedentary-lifestyles-407950/

Dr. Gabriela Ilie stands inside Dalhousie's Centre for Clinical Research on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.

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“In many workplaces, standing desks and walking meetings are addressing the health dangers of sitting too long each day, but for universities, the natural question is how to make such adjustments in classrooms.”

https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/taking-stand-against-prolonged-sitting

Chairs in a classroom

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