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dc.contributor.authorKowalsky, Robert J
dc.contributor.authorStoner, Lee
dc.contributor.authorFaghy, Mark A
dc.contributor.authorBarone Gibbs, Bethany
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-14T09:51:17Z
dc.date.available2021-09-14T09:51:17Z
dc.date.issued2021-08-10
dc.identifier.citationKowalsky, R.J., Stoner, L., Faghy, M.A. and Barone Gibbs, B., (2021). 'A Call to Clarify the Intensity and Classification of Standing Behavior'. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(16), pp. 1-5.en_US
dc.identifier.pmid34444209
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph18168460
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625993
dc.description.abstractPublic health guidelines for physical activity now include recommendations to break up prolonged sitting with light-intensity activities. Concurrently, interventions to increase standing have emerged, especially within the workplace in the form of sit–stand or standing workstations. Moreover, in short-duration studies, breaking up prolonged sitting with standing has been associated improved cardiometabolic outcomes. Publicly available estimates of the intensity of standing range from 1.5 to 2.3 metabolic equivalents (METs), neatly classifying standing as a light-intensity activity (>1.5 to <3.0 METs). Further delineation between ‘active’ and ‘passive’ standing has been proposed, with corresponding METs of >2.0 METs and ≤2.0 METs, respectively. However, this study reviews data suggesting that some standing (e.g., while performing deskwork) is substantially below the minimum light intensity activity threshold of 1.5 METs. These data bring into question whether standing should be universally classified as a light-intensity behavior. The objectives of this study are to (i) highlight discrepancies in classifying standing behavior in the human movement spectrum continuum, and (ii) to propose a realignment of the ‘active’ vs. ‘passive’ standing threshold to match the light intensity threshold to help provide a clearer research framework and subsequent public health messaging for the expected health benefits from standing.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/16/8460en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectMETsen_US
dc.subjectcardiometabolicen_US
dc.subjectphysical activityen_US
dc.subjectpostureen_US
dc.subjectsedentary behavioren_US
dc.subjectsit-standen_US
dc.titleA Call to Clarify the Intensity and Classification of Standing Behavioren_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1660-4601
dc.contributor.departmentHuman Science Research Centreen_US
dc.identifier.journalInternational journal of environmental research and public healthen_US
dc.source.journaltitleInternational journal of environmental research and public health
dc.source.volume18
dc.source.issue16
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-08-01
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-14T09:51:17Z
dc.author.detail782098en_US
dc.source.countrySwitzerland


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