Exploring the relationship between prolonged standing and prolonged sitting at work and heart disease among male and female workers

Reasons for the study

While a growing body of research is examining the impacts of prolonged occupational sitting on cardiovascular and other health risk factors, relatively little work has examined the effects of prolonged occupational standing. This study aimed to fill this gap, with a focus on differing health risks among male and female workers.

Objectives of the study

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Project status

Completed 2017

Research team

  • Peter Smith, Institute for Work & Health (PI)
  • Mahée Gilbert-Ouimet, Institute for Work & Health
  • Cameron Mustard, Institute for Work & Health
  • Rick Glazier, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
  • Huiting Ma, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences