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Are interventions to reduce sitting at workplace effective?

Authors
  • Shrestha, Nipun
  • Bhaumik, Soumyadeep
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of family medicine and primary care
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
4
Issue
3
Pages
331–332
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.161309
PMID: 26288768
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

It is common for family physicians in developing nations like India to encounter patients whose profession demands sedentary lifestyle. Such patients present with back problems, obesity, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes and ask doctors for advice on how to decrease sitting. Workplaces need to address this issue by inculcating strategies to decrease sitting and improve health of their employees. Occupational physicians too need to suggest evidence-based strategies to employers. This article provides an evidence based summary about what interventions are actually effective for decreasing sitting at workplace.

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