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Keith Diaz

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.

Keith Diaz, PhD is a certified exercise physiologist and Assistant Professor of Behavioral Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. He is Director of the Exercise Testing Laboratory at the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health. He conducts laboratory- and observational-based research to elucidate the role of prolonged sedentary behavior in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease, with a specific focus of iteratively optimizing feasible, sustainable, and cost-effective guidelines for reducing prolonged sitting. He is currently PI of a prospective cohort study examining objectively-measured sedentary behavior as a risk factor for recurrent cardiovascular outcomes in coronary heart disease patients. He is also PI of laboratory-based, cross-over trial examining the optimal frequency and duration of sedentary breaks for improving cardiometabolic health.

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Keith Diaz News

Health benefits from light physical activity and moderate to vigorous activity

Science Daily - 19-May-2021

Good news: Multiple ways to achieve the same health benefits from exercise


3 minutes of exercise every hour extends life by 30%

BBC - 19-May-2021

Physical activity cocktails can benefit people who spend long sitting hours


30 minutes less sitting reduces risk of an early death by 17%

Guardian - 14-Jan-2019

Try standing up while watching TV or browsing on your phone


Move every half hour to limit effects of sedentary lifestyle

Guardian - 11-Sep-2017

Exercise is not enough to ward off the risks of sitting still for long periods of time, regular m...