Desk workers sit, on average, three quarters of their workday putting their current and future health and wellness at risk. This presentation summarises the current evidence regarding the impacts of prolonged sitting and interventions.
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Desk workers sit, on average, three quarters of their workday putting their current and future health and wellness at risk. This presentation will summarise the current evidence regarding the impacts of prolonged sitting, the effectiveness and acceptability of workplace interventions targeting sitting less and moving more, and the impacts of sitting less and moving more on indicators of health and wellbeing. The panel will also showcase the BeUpstanding program – an online workplace health initiative already taken up by over 900 work teams across Australia – and summarise the key learnings and recommendations for employers and employees.
Who is this course for?
This program is designed for employers, leaders and managers that are looking to take a proactive approach in creating safe, healthy and inclusive workplaces for all.
To understand the benefits of sitting less and moving more for your workforce
Tips on how to create a supportive culture to support your team to sit less and move more – no matter where they are working
Genevieve Healy is a Professor of Physical Activity and Health and The School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland, Australia.
Dr Ana Goode
Dr Ana Goode is an implementation scientist, with expertise in designing, implementing and evaluating broad-reach (e.g., telephone, SMS, digital) health behaviour change interventions in applied 'real-world' settings