Why a sedentary lifestyle doesn’t have to mean a sedentary brain – Life Matters


We all know that sitting too much can be bad for both our physical and mental health.

Then when you combine sitting around with video games or social media posting, you think you would compound the problem of a sedentary lifestyle.

However, international research suggests that the news for the generation who grew up with a screen is mixed.

The study, published in Psychological Medicine, shows how different types of screen time can affect young people’s mental health, positively or negatively, and affect boys and girls differently.


Professor Neville Owen, Director of the Behavioral Epidemiology Laboratory at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne.