Full-time workers should move for 2 hours during shifts
The Boston Globe - 06/26/2015
“Breaking sitting not just with standing, but movement, that’s the key piece,” says Dinesh John, assistant professor of health sciences at Northeastern University, who studies the effects of standing and treadmill desks. In his 2011 study of 12 office workers, he found nine months of using a treadmill desk helped decrease overweight and obese workers’ waist and hip circumference and total cholesterol, but he says the same can’t necessarily be said of standing at a desk.
Most importantly, the recommendations take aim directly at employers, saying they should promote the idea among staffers that prolonged sitting can increase the risk of cardiometabolic diseases and death.