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Can sit-stand table use influence physical behavior and body composition in office workers? A six-month intervention study
SessionED1 - Environmental Design
DescriptionThe aim of this study was to investigate the impact of a 6-month sit-stand table (SST) use intervention on body composition and physical behaviors during working hours in office workers. Twenty-two workers were evaluated through Dual X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) and divided into two groups, i.e., health-weight (n=7) and excess-weight (n=15) workers. DXA was also used to evaluate body composition pre and post the intervention. Two accelerometers attached to the thigh and back of the workers were used to evaluate durations per day of sitting, standing, and moving in the pre-intervention, and in the third and sixth months of the intervention. Both groups had significantly changed their sitting and standing behavior in the 3- and 6-month follow-ups. No statistically significant group difference was observed in body composition between assessments. We concluded that the use of the SST had a potential to change sitting and standing behaviors, without affect dynamic moving.