Studies on Ergonomics

Published Studies

The obesity epidemic is attributed in part to reduced physical activity. Evidence supports that reducing time spent sitting, regardless of activity, may improve the metabolic consequences of obesity.


A new study from American Cancer Society researchers finds it’s not just how much physical activity you get, but how much time you spend sitting that can affect your risk of death. They conclude that public health messages should promote both being physically active and reducing time spent sitting.

A sedentary lifestyle (ie: undertaking none or insufficient amounts of health-enhancing physical activity) is considered to be a major contributor to adverse health outcomes such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.


Sitting time and mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.


Research suggests that sedentary behavior may increase the risk of some chronic diseases. The aims of the study were to examine whether sedentary work is associated with colorectal cancer and to determine whether the association differs by subsite.


Physical inactivity has become a major public health concern because it is the second leading single cause of death in the United States, trailing only tobacco use. Physical inactivity is also associated with increased risk of morbidity or worsening of many chronic diseases and health conditions


Women not getting enough exercise; at risk of developing metabolic syndrome April 10, 2012 in Health A national study shows that women are less likely than men to get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, resulting in greater odds of developing metabolic syndrome – a risky and increasingly prevalent condition related to obesity.


White Papers

Three out of Four Full-Time Employees of Large Companies Wish They Didn’t Spend Most of Their Working Hours Sitting

News Media

Sitting All Day: Worse For You Than You Might Think



Stand Up To Save Your Life



Sitting on an Early Grave



Stand Up For Your Health
Physiologists And Microbiologists Find Link Between Sitting And Poor Health



Are You Sitting Down?



Binkley & DeRusha Stretch It Out  (New Name)



Physical inactivity just as deadly as smoking, report says
A recent report has estimated that about one-third of adults worldwide are not doing enough physical activity – causing just as many deaths as smoking, BBC News reported.