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Standing Desks Update & Reclining Workstation


In a previous blog post, there was news about the White House ordering standing desks and the benefits of standing. This year some researchers try to link sitting with increased mortality. In a recent journal, The International Journal of Epidemiology has a study which does not find a correlation with sitting and increased mortality. Key Messages
Five different indicators of sitting time were not associated with mortality risk over 16 years of follow-up. This may be due in part to a protective effect of higher than average daily activity in this cohort. Previously reported relationships between sitting time and health outcomes may be due in part to low total daily energy expenditure. Policy makers should be cautious about recommending reductions in sitting time as a stand-alone public health intervention. Future studies should examine the links between sitting and mortality risk using objective methods that quantify postural allocation. Pulsford, et al.
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