Webinar - An update on sitting: Is it really killing you? And what you can do to survive (Fall 2017)Export this event to calendar

Monday, October 30, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

This webinar is for anyone concerned about prolonged sitting in the workplace (health and safety personnel, ergonomists, administrators and workers).

Much attention has been focused on the potential dangers of sitting at work. From sensational media stories claiming that “sitting is the new smoking” to conflicting conclusions in the literature, questions remain about how serious this problem is and what can be done to improve it.

This webinar will digest the current literature surrounding sitting and health. It will also explore evidence based and practical solutions to address these concerns. This is a repeat of the May 26, 2017 webinar.

About the presenter

Diana De CarvalhoDr. Diana De Carvalho
​Diana is an assistant professor of medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is also a chiropractor. Diana studied the biomechanics of sitting (in office seats and automobiles) throughout her masters and doctorate degrees in Kinesiology, completed at the University of Waterloo. She is also a former recipient of seed grant funding from the Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD). Her research program continues to explore the impact of flexed postures on the biomechanics of the spine as well as innovative interventions to improve back health in sitting. 

Registration

Registration is now closed.

For assistance, contact Betina Butler at bbutler@uwaterloo.ca.

Disclaimer: The Centre receives funding through a grant provided by the Ontario Ministry of Labour. The views expressed are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect those of the Centre nor of the Province.

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