Breaking up workplace sitting time with intermittent standing bouts improves fatigue and musculoskeletal discomfort in overweight/obese office workers.

@article{Thorp2014BreakingUW,
  title={Breaking up workplace sitting time with intermittent standing bouts improves fatigue and musculoskeletal discomfort in overweight/obese office workers.},
  author={Alicia Ann Thorp and Bronwyn A. Kingwell and Neville Owen and David W Dunstan},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={71 11},
  pages={765-71}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine whether the introduction of intermittent standing bouts during the workday using a height-adjustable workstation can improve subjective levels of fatigue, musculoskeletal discomfort and work productivity relative to seated work. METHODS Overweight/obese office workers (n=23; age 48.2±7.9 years, body mass index 29.6±4 kg/m(2)) undertook two, 5-day experimental conditions in an equal, randomised (1:1) order. In a simulated office environment, participants performed their… CONTINUE READING
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