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

Start Date: 
24 Mai 2017
Location: 
Online

9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT

Health Evidence and Cochrane Work will be co-hosting a 60 minute webinar examining the effectiveness of workplace interventions to reduce sitting at work.

Dr. Nipun Shrestha, MBBS, MPH, Postgraduate Student at Victoria University will be leading the session and presenting 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 Systematic 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 will examine the effectiveness and components of interventions that reduce sitting at work.

Health Evidence has set up registration through WebEx. For more information, and to register, go to the WebEx webpage.