A Guide to Active Working in the Modern Office: Homo Sedens in the 21st Century

1st Edition

Robert Bridger

CRC Press
November 8, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 160 Pages - 99 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367002282 - CAT# K402528

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This is a short guide on sit-stand working in the office. It reviews the research on sitting and standing at work from the 1950s to present, and provides guidance for specialists, therapists, practitioners, and managers. The book is illustrated with many photos and figures and is understandable to the layman as well as the specialist.

With the increased emphasis on healthy lifestyles, coupled with the obesity and overweight epidemic, many are claiming that we should spend more time standing at work. Some have even claimed that sitting is the new smoking. Readers of the book will learn and understand what is behind these claims, what stacks-up, what doesn’t, and be able to make informed decisions about whether to invent in new facilities, and what to invest. This book is of value to human factors specialists, physical therapists, chiropractors and occupational health practitioners, architects, and facilities managers.


  • Explains the origins of sedentary office work
  • Includes over 60 key points to help you decide how to be more active at work
  • Reviews new research on sit-stand working
  • Summarizes the health risks
  • Discusses the obesogenic workplace, and how to avoid it
  • Provides a checklist for guidance on sit-stand working
  • Offers evidence-based guidance for designing active workspaces and introduces possible futures for office work