From The Ergoweb® Learning Center

Seminar: Office Inactivity and The Sitting Disease Tsunami

Date & Time:

Friday, April 27, 2012
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cal Ergonomics Showroom
21730 Steven's Creek Blvd. Ste 101
Cupertino, CA 95014
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Office Inactivity combined with sedentary lifestyles is creating a tidal wave of ill health effects and is poised to become our next great epidemic. This cluster of conditions known as Metabolic syndrome has been called "sitting disease" in the popular literature. Excessive sitting has been shown to cause a 50% increase in risk of early death.
This session will explore Metabolic Syndrome and the twin epidemics of obesity and inactivity. These two conditions are expected to cause a considerable impact to health care and workers compensation expenses. 
Attendees will learn the basic causes and physiology of sitting disease, and then will join the instructor in exploring a number of approaches that can be used to mitigate the potential impact of this cluster of diseases. The goal is to create a more active work life for the office worker.  This may include a combination of work practice, workstation, and social changes.
About Gene Kay, Sr. Ergonomist & President, ErgoAdvocate LLC.
ErgoAdvocate is a leading online ergonomics solution that helps Fortune 1000 companies effectively reduce workplace risk- at a fraction of the cost of traditional ergonomic consulting services. ErgoAdvocate combines the professionalism and leadership of Ergoweb Inc. with an innovative new self-help program with proven global ergonomics experience. 
Speaker Gene Kay is a work physiologist and a certified ergonomist. He is the developer and President of ErgoAdvocate. Previously Gene has consulted for the Mayo Clinic MUVE program, and has served as the American Express Global Ergonomics Manager, a Rehab Services Manager, and Past-President of the Upper Midwest Human Factor & Ergonomics Society. Gene has presented educational sessions at national and international ergonomics conferences.