Re:Let us start with simplest modification to office furniture

Lucas J Carr, Assistant Professor,
February 23, 2011

Thank you for your comment. We agree that a standing style workplace could be a good solution for certain working environments and its feasibility and efficacy for improving health should be explored. However, for many this would still require costly modifications to the working environment in the form of purchasing height adjustable desks. Also, from a research perspective, accelerometers would be needed to assess time spent standing. The appeal of the pedal machines used in this study (which are already available on the commercial market) is that they allow the user to continue working in a familiar position while providing the opportunity to be active.

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