A new study finds that it’s not just the amount of time you spend sitting, but also the way in which sitting time is accumulated during the entire day that can affect the risk of early death.
Several recent studies have confirmed that prolonged sitting can reduce a person’s lifespan while increasing the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, but not much attention has been devoted to the effects of prolonged standing at work, despite previous studies linking it to chronic back pain and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). A new research has …
Study: Interrupting sitting with brief bouts of low physical activity linked to reduced risk of heart disease
Researchers from Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute have recently released a study showing that interrupting sitting with low physical activity like walking or simple resistance activities can significantly improve cardiometabolic risk markers for overweight adults with type 2 diabetes.
Safe Work Australia has recently released a literature review highlighting the negative health effects of prolonged sitting.
A national online omnibus survey revealed that less than a quarter of Australians are giving up their chairs despite acknowledging they spend long hours seated.
A new study conducted by researchers led by Professor Leon Straker of Curtin University revealed that excessive occupational sitting can lead to serious health conditions including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
A new research conducted by the Chiropractic Association of Australia showed that workers sit up to 16 hours a day, with only a 73-minute window to be upright and active. The Herald Sun reports that the survey found the victims of the sitting epidemic were getting younger. The survey of 1009 Australians further revealed that …