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Reducing sitting time at work: What's the evidence?

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Published on May 29, 2017

Health Evidence hosted a 60 minute webinar examining the effectiveness of workplace interventions for reducing sitting at work. Click here to access the slides: http://ow.ly/xpMA30c8lu2

Dr. Nipun Shrestha, MBBS, MPH, Postgraduate Student at Victoria University led the session and presented findings from his recent Cochrane review:

Shrestha N, Kukkonen-harjula KT, Verbeek JH, Ijaz S, Hermans V, & Bhaumik S. (2016). Workplace interventions for reducing sitting at work. Cochrane Database of S
ystematic Reviews, 2016(3), Art. No.: CD010912.

Office work has become sedentary in nature. Increased sitting has been linked to increase in cardiovascular disease, obesity and overall mortality. This review examines the impact of workplace interventions to reduce sitting at work. Two cross-over randomized control trials, 11 cluster randomized trials and 4 controlled before-and-after studies, including 2180 participants are included in this review. Findings suggest that sit-stand desks may decrease workplace sitting. This webinar examined the effectiveness and components of interventions that reduce sitting at work.

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