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Breaking up sitting with light-intensity physical activity: Implications for shift-workers

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posted on 02.05.2018, 00:00 by Grace Vincent, Sarah Jay, Corneel Vandelanotte, Sally Ferguson
Prolonged sitting, restricted sleep, and circadian disruption are all independent risk factors for non-communicable diseases. Previous research has demonstrated that breaking up sitting with light-intensity physical activity has clear benefits for the health of day workers, but these findings may not apply in the presence of sleep restriction and/or circadian disruption—both of which are commonly experienced by shift-workers. Specifically, sleep restriction, and circadian disruption result in acute physiological changes that may offset the benefits of breaking up sitting. This commentary will explore the potential benefits of breaking up sitting for health, work performance, and subsequent sleep in shift-workers. Future areas of research designed to understand the mechanisms by which prolonged sitting and shift work impact worker health and safety and to support the design of effective occupational health and safety interventions are proposed. © 2017 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

History

Volume

14

Issue

10

Start Page

1

End Page

8

Number of Pages

8

eISSN

1660-4601

ISSN

1661-7827

Publisher

M D P I AG, Switzerland

Additional Rights

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

Acceptance Date

10/10/2017

Author Research Institute

Appleton Institute

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

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