Event Details

Friday, 05 May 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
UQ Location:
Human Movement Studies Building (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Ms Sandrine Kingston-Ducrot
3365 6912
Org. Unit:
Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

Event Description

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Activity-promoting desks have been proposed as a strategy for reducing and interrupting occupational sitting, based on the rationale that they allow desk work to occur while standing (sit-stand desk) or walking (treadmill desk).

To date, feasibility trials of these desks have mainly evaluated sitting reductions and associated health-related indices. While health outcomes are important, wide scale uptake of activity-promoting desks will depend on employers and employees being convinced that they improve, or at the very least, do not compromise work output.

In this walk-talk presentation, I will provide an overview of findings from a study that investigated the impact sit-only, sit-stand and treadmill desk conditions had on psychobiological indicators of work productivity.

Dr Nick Gilson is an Associate Professor at the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, UQ. His research focuses on designing, implementing and evaluating innovative interventions that target physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health in the workplace.

Directions to UQ

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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