Move, Sit, Sleep: New Journal Examines Pillars of Well-Being

What is the relationship between the time we spend being active, sedentary, and asleep in a day? A newly launched journal brings together fields that have traditionally been separate. The aim is to adopt a 24-hour approach to health.

What to know:

  • The first journal to focus on research on sleep, physical activity, and sedentary behavior was recently launched by BMC.

  • The mission of the Journal of Activity, Sedentary and Sleep Behaviors (JASSB) is to promote and publish research into sleep and movement as related behaviors during the 24 hours of the day.

  • This approach assumes that people who spend more time being physically active will spend less time sleeping or sitting in a day ― all of which should be factors in a person’s overall health.

  • Editor-in-Chief Corneel Vandelanotte, PhD, aims to unite research that currently is siloed into different fields and journals, including the work of physical activity and sleep researchers and time-use epidemiologists.

  • Vandelanotte is a professor at the Central Queensland University, in Rockhampton, Australia, where he leads the 10,000 Steps health promotion program. He hopes to establish JASSB as a high-quality research journal that publishes original research, reviews, short reports, commentaries, and protocol articles.

This is a summary of the article, “The Pillars of Wellbeing – Activity and Sleep: A Q&A With Corneel Vandelanotte,” published by the BMC Blog Network on November 11. The full article can be found on

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