Is the standing desk the cure to our sedentary woes?
Globe and Mail
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 4:00PM EST
Now that we’ve accepted the surprising truth about sedentary behaviour – that sitting at a desk all day wreaks havoc on your health, no matter how much you exercise before or after work – the standing desk is having a moment. Desk jockeys everywhere are rising up.
The cashiers of the world, meanwhile, must be scratching their heads.
Much of what we know of leisure and gender can be traced to Sue Shaw (pictured right holding award). She pioneered research on time use and stress; intersections of work, leisure and family; changing ideologies of motherhood and fatherhood; and the role of leisure in reproducing and resisting dominant ideologies. Sue was president of the Academy of Leisure Sciences.
Waterloo students from the department of kinesiology were recognized earlier this month for their contributions to the field of ergonomics at the 42nd annual conference of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE).