A New Master on Our Hands!

Congrats to our BeUpstanding™ team member Jennifer Warren on graduating from The University of Queensland with her Master’s in Public Health in the field of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Jen has worked on the BeUpstanding™ team since November. She primarily helps facilitate champion support and runs the BeUpstanding™ social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Blog).

Policies relating to occupational sedentary behaviour?

Your workplace is likely to have policies regarding leave, fire safety, employment conditions, etc. etc. but what about sedentary work? Dr Pieter Coenen led a qualitative review of existing national and international occupational safety and health policies relating to occupational sedentary behaviour. He concluded that although there were no occupational authority policies that focused specifically on sedentary behaviour, there were a relevant aspects of existing policies that could be modified to address occupational sedentary behaviour. Do you have a policy addressing occupational sitting in your workplace? Please share your story with us.