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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 331-332

Are interventions to reduce sitting at workplace effective?

1 Health Research and Social Development Forum, Kathmandu, Nepal
2 Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nipun Shrestha
Health Research and Social Development Forum, PO Box: 24133, Thapathali, Kathmandu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: NS is the author of the original Cochrane review Workplace interventions for reducing sitting at work. SB has previously worked as at the South Asian Cochrane Centre which is part of the Cochrane Collaboration. No other conflict of Interests.

DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.161309

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Clinical Scenario It is common for family physicians in developing nations like India to encounter patients whose profession demands sedentary lifestyle. Such patients present with back problems, obesity, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes and ask doctors for advice on how to decrease sitting. Workplaces need to address this issue by inculcating strategies to decrease sitting and improve health of their employees. Occupational physicians too need to suggest evidence-based strategies to employers. This article provides an evidence based summary about what interventions are actually effective for decreasing sitting at workplace.

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