Office Inactivity — Metabolic Syndrome and Low Back Pain

Did you know that commonly recommended sitting postures actually increase back strain? Find out how, as well as the effects of prolonged sitting on blood glucose and cholesterol that can lead to metabolic syndrome. Then, you’ll learn strategies for recommending postures that are proven to reduce pain, improve health and increase productivity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Employ best practices for recommending low strain seated postures
  • Help employees become more active while also becoming more productive
  • Equitably manage and deploy sit/stand solutions that fit your budget

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About the Presenter — Gene Kay is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) and Director of Ergonomics at VelocityEHS, the leading cloud EHS and sustainability software provider. Gene manages the VelocityEHS ergonomic consulting services and is lead developer of the software product. His background includes work physiology, health promotion, physical rehab and corporate ergonomics. As the former Global Ergonomics Manager at American Express and Past-President of the Upper Midwest Chapter of Human Factors & Ergonomics Society, Gene is a sought after speaker on ergonomics at regional and national educational conferences.