160 pages | 99 B/W Illus.
This is a short guide on sit-stand working in the office. It reviews the research on sitting and standing at work from the 1950s to present, and provides guidance for specialists, therapists, practitioners, and managers. The book is illustrated with many photos and figures and is understandable to the layman as well as the specialist.
With the increased emphasis on healthy lifestyles, coupled with the obesity and overweight epidemic, many are claiming that we should spend more time standing at work. Some have even claimed that sitting is the new smoking. Readers of the book will learn and understand what is behind these claims, what stacks-up, what doesn’t, and be able to make informed decisions about whether to invent in new facilities, and what to invest. This book is of value to human factors specialists, physical therapists, chiropractors and occupational health practitioners, architects, and facilities managers.
1. History of Office Work 2. Origins of Sedentarism: The Industrialisation of Office Work 3. The Open Plan Debate 4. Computers in The Office 5. What’s Wrong with Sitting 6. Problems with Chairs: Are We Built to Sit 7. Standing at Work: Are We Built to Stand 8. Physical Activity and Health 9. Is it Better to Stand or Sit 10. Guidance for Sit-Stand Workplaces 11. Research – The Benefits Explained 12. Is Sitting the New Smoking 13. The Obesogenic Workplace and How to Avoid it 14. The Future 15. Checklist and Guide for Sit-Stand Workplaces