Special Issue "Occupational Sedentary Behaviour"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Occupational Safety and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2018
Dr. Sharon Parry
In this “Technological Age”, there is a greater proportion of the workforce working in sedentary occupations. In addition, sedentary workers are also spending the majority of working hours sedentary or sitting. Recent evidence suggests that prolonged and uninterrupted sedentary time is a risk factor to all-cause mortality and many chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer. This risk many be independent of participation in regular physical activity. While the move from physically demanding jobs has reduced some associated health risks, it may have created a new set of health risks that needs to be addressed.
As adults spend the majority of waking hours at work, the workplace is a convenient place to, not only monitor health behaviours, but to also implement health promotion interventions. Reducing occupational sedentary behaviour, predominately occupational sitting, is increasingly being identified as a health priority. While there is a growing body of research that is exploring occupational sedentary behaviour, more research into safe sedentary thresholds, targeted interventions to reduce occupational sedentary behaviour is needed.
This Special Issue will bring together the latest research addressing the monitoring of occupational sedentary behaviour and innovative workplace interventions to reduce occupational sedentary time and consequently improve the health of sedentary workers.Dr. Sharon Parry
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- sedentary behaviour
- physical activity
- sit-stand desks
- sit-stand workstations
- active workplace