standing desks in the office daily and often unhealthy long periods of time Sitting of workers shorten. This in turn improves their performance and increases your well-being, report scientists in the journal “British Medical Journal”. Whether the increased Are also health benefits, however, it is unclear how an expert in a comment to the investigation stressed.
Numerous studies have shown in the past that long periods of Sitting is unhealthy and the risk for different diseases increases. Such as Diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
office workers are, by nature, to the occupational groups with the longest periods of time Sitting: you will spend approximately 75 to 80 percent of their time sitting.
A Team led by Charlotte Edwardson from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom examined whether use of standing tables and a motivating companion program, the sitting times are shorter.
they were 77 office workers, height-adjustable desks available. In addition, the subjects were given information about the health consequences of prolonged Sitting have been regularly getting up encouraged and received Feedback about your Seating behavior.
A small, waist-worn device recorded for a few days at the start and after three, six and twelve months, the physical activity of the participants. This question also filled in questionnaires on their state of health, their levels of job satisfaction, or commitment. 69 workers constituted the control group.
An hour less sitting time
showed The evaluation that the Japanese program had reduced the total daily sitting time of workers more than an hour of the day. While she was at the beginning of the study, still at 9.7 hours a day, she was dropped after three months is already a good 50 minutes. After one year, the participants had a total of one hour and 22 minutes a day less sitting. This time she had spent standing.
In the questionnaires, the researchers also found evidence that job performance and professional commitment of the participants had improved in comparison to the control group. They would have felt less exhausted and about less pain in the lower back reported.
However, writes Cindy Gray from the University of Glasgow in a comment, would have sat the subjects at the end of the study still longer than the six to eight hours, which would be associated with an increased health risk.
in Addition, have not changed the activity of the participants really: they hadn’t moved, just stood instead of sitting. If the health is beneficial, is unclear. It was also questionable whether the right consuming program let cost-effective to implement.