For further information, please contact UWA's Health and Wellbeing Officer on (+61 8) 6488 4683.
This page provides guidance for those interested in sit-stand workstations.
Sedentariness is a term used to describe activity that requires very low energy expenditure. In the workplace, sedentary behaviour is most often seen in the form of sitting at a desk – more often using a computer.
There is a growing body of evidence that high levels of sedentary behaviour and sitting in particular are emerging risk factors for chronic disease. Given this, the Heart Foundation recommends that adults aim to reduce the total amount of time they sit during the day and avoid prolonged periods of sitting. See the Sitting Less for Adults Fact Sheet.
There are many simple changes you can make to reduce the time you spend sitting at work. Introducing a height-adjustable workstation (or sit-stand desk) is just one.
Ways to sit less at work include:
In this instance employees should take the following steps:
Once the sit-stand workstation has been received and installed, consideration should be given to:
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For more information contact UWA's Health and Wellbeing Officer on (+61 8) 6488 4683.