What is it about?

This paper summarises what office workers think about sedentary behaviour at work and what could help them reduce how much they sit during the working day. We discuss barriers and facilitators to sitting at work and what strategies office workers believe could be implemented to reduce sedentary behaviour in the workplace. This information is useful for anyone designing workplace health programmes for office workers.

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Why is it important?

Office workers tend to spend large proportions of the working day sitting. Too much sitting and not enough physical activity is linked to poor health outcomes. It is therefore important that office workers have opportunities to stay active and reduce sitting during working hours.


I really enjoyed being part of this work. It was great to hear what office workers think about their working environment and culture and how it might affect their health. It's important to design healthy workspaces and initiatives WITH employees rather than FOR them, and this paper takes the first steps in doing this.

Dr Jacqueline Louise Mair
Singapore-ETH Centre

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This page is a summary of: Exploring the Views of Desk-Based Office Workers and Their Employers’ Beliefs Regarding Strategies to Reduce Occupational Sitting Time, with an Emphasis on Technology-Supported Approaches, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, January 2020, Wolters Kluwer Health,
DOI: 10.1097/jom.0000000000001777.
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