Dunstan, D., Wiesner, G., Eakin, E., Neuhaus, M., Owen, N., LaMontagne, A., Moodie, M., Winkler, E., Fjeldsoe, B., Lawler, S. & Healy, G. (2013). Reducing office workers' sitting time: Rationale and study design for the Stand Up Victoria cluster randomized trial. BMC Public Health,13(1), 1-14. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-1057
Excessive time spent in sedentary behaviours (sitting or lying with low energy expenditure) is associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers. Desk-based office workers typically accumulate high amounts of daily sitting time, often in prolonged unbroken bouts. The Stand Up Victoria study aims to determine whether a 3-month multi-component intervention in the office setting reduces workplace sitting, particularly prolonged, unbroken sitting time, and results in improvements in cardio-metabolic biomarkers and work-related outcomes, compared to usual practice.
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