Does breaking up sitting at work make you healthier and more productive?
Sylvia Todman, School of Applied Sciences, is exploring the relationship between prolonged sedentary behaviour and sedentary breaks – time spent sitting, breaks in sitting time – and glucose control in office workers.
The secondary aim of this research is to explore the knowledge, beliefs and experiences of office workers who are trying to decrease sitting time during the working day.
The research is being carried out at Edinburgh Napier University in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. The potential benefits of taking part in this research are that it may help in the development of a future intervention to help office workers reduce their sedentary behaviour in order to improve their health.
- Work in an office at Edinburgh Napier
- Spend all your time sitting at a computer
- Interested in helping us find out more about the prolonged effects of sitting at work
… you are just the type of volunteer Sylvia is looking for – and you’ll take home a £20 Amazon voucher for your support.