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Clinical Trials Update
December 25, 2018

Less Sitting Improved Work and Mood

JAMA. 2018;320(24):2521. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.20157

Office workers who were encouraged to stand while they worked significantly decreased their sitting time and reported better psychological health and job performance, according to a study published in BMJ.

The 146 office-based hospital employees in England were randomly assigned to a Stand More AT (SMArT) Work intervention or to a control group. The SMArT participants received a height-adjustable workstation and a vibrating cushion that prompted them to avoid prolonged sitting. They received feedback on sitting and standing times and brief coaching every 3 months. Sitting time was measured with an accelerometer worn on the thigh.

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