Should you mostly sit or stand at work? If you’re confused by seemingly duelling headlines about the negative health effects of prolonged sitting and prolonged standing, this video offers clarity. It just so happens that two of the scientists behind these headlines work at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH). We put them before the camera, side by side, to sort out the take-away message.
If you’re interested in reading the original studies that our scientists reference, you will find them here:
Smith P, Ma H, Glazier RH, Gilbert-Ouimet M, Mustard C. The relationship between occupational standing and sitting and incident heart disease over a 12-year period in Ontario, Canada. American Journal of Epidemiology, 1 January 2018; 18(1):27–33; https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwx298
Biswas A, Oh PI, Faulkner GE, Bajaj RR, Silver MA, Mitchell MS, et al. Sedentary time and its association with risk for disease incidence, mortality, and hospitalization in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Internal Medicine, 20 January 2015; 162:123–132; https://doi.org/10.7326/M14-1651