Ergonomic Articles

Ergonomic Articles

The following articles provide important information about working environments and ergonomics. They can help you understand more about workplace environments and research into solutions for discomfort and injury.

Sitting Disease Research

SourceTitleAuthorYear
SAGE JournalsThe Effects of a Non-Sedentary Workspace on Information Elaboration and Group PerformanceKnight AP, Baer M2014
American Journal of Preventive MedicineWorkplace Sitting and Height-Adjustable Workstations, A Randomized Controlled TrialNeuhaus M, Healy GN, Dunstan DW, Owen N, Eakin EG2014
Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical ActivityIterative Development of Stand Up Australia: Multi-component Intervention to Reduce Workplace SittingNeuhaus M, Healy GN, Fjeldsoe BS, Lawler S, Owen N, Dunstan DW, LaMontagne AD, Eakin EG2014
British Journal of Sports MedicineAvoiding Sedentary Behavior Might Lengthen Telomeres: Secondary Outcomes from Physical Activity in Older PeopleSjögren P, Fisher R, Kallings L, Svenson U, Roos G, Hellénius ML2014
Int’l Journal of Environmental Research & Public HealthUsing Sit-Stand Workstations to Decrease Sedentary Time in Office WorkersDutta N, Koepp GA, Stovitz SD, Levine JA, Pereira MA2014
PLOS oneMinimal Intensity Physical Activity Improves Insulin Action and Plasma Lipids More than Shorter Periods of Exercise in Sedentary SubjectsDuvivier B, Schaper NC, Bremers MA, van Crombrugge G, Menheere P, Kars M, Savelberg H2013
Preventative MedicineReducing Sitting Time in Office Workers: Short-Term Efficacy of a Multicomponent InterventionHealy GN, Eakin EG, Lamontagne AD, Owen N, EA Winkler, Wiesner G, Gunning L, Neuhaus M, Lawler S, Fjeldsoe BS, Dunstan DW2013
Occupational & Environmental MedicineCardiovascular and Metabolic Benefits of Standing Desk WorkKnight AP, Baer M2013
BMJ OpenSedentary behaviour and life expectancy in the USA – a cause deleted life table analysisPeter T Katzmarzyk, I-Min Lee2012
BMC JournalPerceived exertion, comfort and working technique in professional computer users and association with neck and upper extremity symptomsAgneta Lindegård, Jens Wahlström, Mats Hagberg, Rebecka Vilhelmsson, Allan Toomingas and Ewa Wigaeus Tornqvist2012
BMC JournalVariation between seated and standing/walking postures among male and female call centre operatorsToomingas A, Forsman M, Mathiassen SE, Heiden M, Nilsson T.2012
PLoS OneSedentary Behaviour and Biomarkers for Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes in Mid-Life: The Role of Television-Viewing and Sitting at WorkSnehal M. Pinto Pereira, Myung Ki, Chris Power2012
American College of Sports MedicineReducing sedentary behaviors – sitting less and moving more – American College of Sports Medicine brochureAmerican College of Sports Medicine2012
Preventative MedicineDoes the use of standing ‘hot’ desks change sedentary work time in an open plan office? (Abstract only)Nicholas D. Gilson, Alessandro Suppini, Gemma C. Ryde, Helen E. Brown, Wendy J. Brown2012
CPE Institute on Inactivity researchSit Less Presentation ReferencesMarc Hamilton, PhD, Catherine Christie, PhD, RD, LD/N, FADA2012
Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes InstituteStand Up Australia – The Health Hazards of Too Much SittingDavid Dunstan2012
AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention ResearchAmount of Time Spent in Sedentary Behaviors in the United States, 2003–2004Charles E. Matthews, Kong Y. Chen, Patty S. Freedson, Russell R. Pate, David G. Schlundt, Maciej S. Buchowski and Richard P. Troiano2011
Lockton Companies, LLCThe Detrimental Effects of Sedentary BehaviorLockton Companies, LLC2011
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical ActivityEnergy expenditure of interruptions to sedentary behaviorAnn M Swartz, Leah Squires and Scott J Strath2011
Canadian Journal of Public HealthDesk potatoes: the importance of occupational physical activity on health (Abstract only)Adam W. Probert, Mark S. Tremblay, Sarah Connor C. Gorber2011
American Journal of Health PromotionGet Moving: A Web Site That Increases Physical Activity of Sedentary EmployeesIrvine AB, Philips L, Seeley J, Wyant S, Duncan S, Moore RW2011
Lancaster University Centre for Organizational Health & Well-beingMulti- business Study of the Effect of Low Impact Physical Activity on Employee Health and WellbeingDr. David Batman and Professor Susan Cartwright2011
American Journal of EpidemiologyLong-Term Sedentary Work and the Risk of Subsite-specific Colorectal CancerTerry Boyle, Lin Fritschi, Jane Heyworth, and Fiona Bull2010
NRC Research PressPhysiological and health implications of a sedentary lifestyleMark Stephen Tremblay, Rachel Christine Colley, Travis John Saunders, Genevieve Nissa Healy, and Neville Owen2010
Mayo Clinic ProceedingsSedentary Behavior: Emerging Evidence for a New Health RiskNeville Owen, PhD; Phillip B. Sparling, EdD; Geneviève N. Healy, PhD; David W. Dunstan, PhD; and Charles E. Matthews, PhD2010
Diabetes Care Journal – American Diabetes AssociationSedentary Activity Associated With Metabolic Syndrome Independent of Physical ActivityAndrea Bankoski, MPH, Tamara B. Harris, MD, James J. McClain, PHD, Robert J. Brychta, PHD, Paolo Caserotti, PHD, Kong Y. Chen, PHD, David Berrigan, PHD, Richard P. Troiano, PHD and Annemarie Koster, PHD2010
American Journal of Preventive MedicineEvidence of Health Risks from Occupational Sitting Where Do We Stand?Simon Marshall, PhD, Diane Gyi, PhD2010
American Journal of Preventive MedicineOccupational Sitting and Health Risks A Systematic ReviewJannique G.Z. van Uffelen, PhD, Jason Wong, BAppSc, Josephine Y. Chau, MPH, et al.2010
American Association for Cancer ResearchSedentary Behavior and Cancer: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Proposed Biological MechanismsBrigid M. Lynch2010
Diabetes – American Diabetes AssociationImpact of Physical Inactivity on Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Metabolism in Healthy Young Male Offspring of Patients With Type 2 DiabetesLise Højbjerre, Mette Paulli Sonne, Amra Ciric Alibegovic, Flemming Dela, Allan Vaag, Jens Bruun Meldgaard, Karl Bang Christensen, and Bente Stallknecht2010
3rd Annual Conference on Physical Activity and Public HealthPhysical Activity and Public Health – 3rd International Conference – Overview of sessions 2010 2010
Med Sci Sports ExercSedentary Behaviors Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in MenWarren TY, Barry V, Hooker SP, Sui X, Church TS, Blair SN2010
Occupational MedicineThe health safety and health promotion needs of older workersJ. O. Crawford, R. A. Graveling, H. A. Cowie and K. Dixon2010
American Journal of EpidemiologyLeisure Time Spent Sitting in Relation to Total Mortality in a Prospective Cohort of US AdultsAlpa V. Patel, Leslie Bernstein, Anusila Deka, Heather Spencer Feigelson, Peter T. Campbell, Susan M. Gapstur, Graham A. Colditz, and Michael J. Thun2010
Univ. of Cambridge Conference PublicationsEstimating personal energy expenditure with location dataSimon Hay, Stamatina Th. Rassia, Alastair R. Beresford2010
American College of Sports MedicineToo Much Sitting: The Population Health Science of Sedentary BehaviorNeville Owen, Genevieve N. Healy, Charles E. Matthews, and David W. Dunstan2010
Lancaster University Centre for Organizational Health & Well-beingSteps To Health: An Evaluation Of The Impact Of Participating In The Global Corporate ChallengePhilip Gibbs and Professor Susan Cartwright2010
Journal of Occupational HealthRisk Factors for upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Symptoms among call center employeesd’Errico A, Caputo P, Falcone U, Fubini L, Gilardi L, Mamo C, Migliardi A, Quarta D, Coffano E.2010
Biology of SportPhysical Activity Of Office WorkersBiernat E., Tomaszewski P., Milde K.2010
Touch Endocrinology‘Too Much Sitting’ and Metabolic Risk –Has Modern Technology Caught up with usDavid W Dunstan, Genevieve N Healy, Takemi Sugiyama and Nevi lle Owen2010
Applied ErgonomicsFrequency of the sit to stand task: an observational study of free-living adultsDall PM, Kerr A2010