Prefer to work standing up? Check out our new stand-up work stations. We now have 3 units installed; 2 in the Central Library and 1 at Medical.
Dr Alicia Thorp from the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute is currently researching the effects of standing and sitting in the workplace, she says regular exercise is not enough to counteract the amount of sitting many of us do.
“People can meet the physical activity guidelines and do a 30-minute run every day, but if they’re spending 10 hours of the day sitting, then it is not going to wipe out the effect of all the sitting,” Thorp says (ABC 2012).
The work stations are located in the public areas of the library and are free for anyone to use. Why not give them a go!