Effect of work-rest schedules on spinal shrinkage in the sedentary worker.

@article{Helander1990EffectOW,
  title={Effect of work-rest schedules on spinal shrinkage in the sedentary worker.},
  author={Martin G. Helander and L A Quance},
  journal={Applied ergonomics},
  year={1990},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={
          279-84
        }
}
The relationship between duration and frequency of rest intervals and spinal shrinkage was investigated. The objective was to determine whether the amount of spinal shrinkage can be significantly reduced by rest breaks during which the individual is either walking or standing rather than sitting. Seven subjects were studied during 4-h sessions for four consecutive days. During each session the subject sat and typed for a total of 3 h 20 min. Forty minutes of rest breaks were dispersed… CONTINUE READING
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