Recent analysis predicts that if every employee jogged an extra 15 minutes daily, the global economy would grow by $100 billion USD due to improved health and productivity of workers. However, it is unknown whether optimal health and productivity is achieved by the active commuter who also has a sedentary desk job? New experimental evidence in this thesis suggests that exercise-induced improvements in cardiovascular function are diminished by prolonged sitting; but not exercise-induced improvements in cognitive function. This underscores the importance of exercise for health and productivity, and suggests that adding regular interruptions to sitting may further improve heart health.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||14 Nov 2019|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2019|