Sedentary Behaviour in the Workplace
We've known for decades that physical activity is important for health and longevity. But recent research suggests that sitting too much is bad for your health, even if you get plenty of exercise. This webinar focuses on the health impact of sedentary behaviour (sitting, and activities done while sitting), and discuss strategies for reducing that risk. Following Dr. Saunders presentation, Ms. Jenkins-Scott reviews the opportunities available at the population level and organizational level that can help to address occupational health and sitting in the workplace.
Travis Saunders is an Assistant Professor in Applied Human Science at the University of Prince Edward Island. His research focuses on the health impact of sedentary behaviour in both children and adults.
Jennifer Jenkins-Scott is a Health Promoter in Chronic Disease Prevention at the Halton Region Health Department. She has 25 years' experience in Public Health and is currently involved with physical activity and healthy weights promotion. She holds both a diploma and degree in nursing and a certificate in project management.
Note: This webinar was originally delivered and recorded through the Physical Activity Resource Centre (PARC) on October 22, 2014.