Office workers who sit for a large proportion of their working day also report sitting for longer periods outside work, so do not compensate for the sedentary behaviour at work by being more active outside it, a recent study has found.
Among the 72 participants, almost two-thirds of time at work was spent sitting, prompting the authors to suggest that “occupational health interventions should focus on reducing workplace and leisure-time sitting in sedentary office workers”.
Clemes SA et al (2014). “Sitting time and step counts in office workers”. Occupational Medicine, first published online 29 January.