Reducing prolonged workplace sitting time in office workers: A cluster-randomised controlled trial [ 2011 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Can workplace sitting time be reduced in office workers?

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Researchers: Prof David Dunstan (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Genevieve Healy Prof Anthony Lamontagne Prof Elizabeth Eakin Prof Marjory Moodie
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Brief description Groundbreaking Australian research shows that sitting for too long, which is routine for most office workers, contributes to overweight and to a greater risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. In over 300 desk-bound office workers, this world-first study will assess the effectiveness of an innovative workplace program aimed at reducing and breaking up sitting time. It will identify practical ways for Australian office workers to minimise unhealthy effects of sitting too much at work.

Funding Amount $AUD 524,613.48

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