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How to Sit Less at Work

Started 15.9.2015

Ended 1.12.2015

Sitting all the time is bad for your health. We try to find out what helps best to sit less.

Sitting all the time is bad for your health. It increases the risk of overweight, diabetes and cancer. That is why there are many gadgets on the market to make you sit less. We don’t know which are good and which are not. We at Cochrane Work at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health try to find out what really helps.

We have a team of five volunteers who locate all evidence for or against the effectiveness of measures to reduce sitting. At the moment, it is still very uncertain what works and what does not (see: We know that there are many recent studies that we should include. This requires a lot of hard work and stamina.

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We estimate that incorporating the new studies takes 144 person hours. We have no funding for this but we would like to reward the team that will do all this. We need 2500 euros to provide them with a small fee. You can help by ordering the newsletter, participating in the webinar or paying a visit to our office in Kuopio. This will help to keep the team motivated because they know that there is a crowd out there who cares. This will result in an up-to-date report of what we know of how-to-sit-less-at-work in January next year.

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How to Sit Less at Work

I am Jos Verbeek, the head of the Cochrane Work group. Nipun Shrestha is the leader of the review team. He is a public health expert educated in Finland and currently working in Nepal. Systematic reviews of public health interventions are his passion. He is interested in what helps to decrease sitting at work. We are helping him to get the job done.




25.00 €

A biweekly electronic newsletter in English will keep you informed of the progress of the review process. You will be the first to know the difficulties and experiences with various interventions. We will publish 6 issues.

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100.00 €

Participate in a webinar in English where you will learn what the results of the review mean. In an 1 hour interactive session, the review authors and the editor of the Cochrane Work review group will explain the findings in the review. The webinar will take place at several dates to be determined in January and February 2016.

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Visit to Cochrane Work
250.00 €

Receive a one hour personal explanation of the findings of the review by the coordinating editor at his offices in Kuopio. Mind you, this does not include travelling costs but you will be provided with coffee.

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