With Australians spending approximately one third of their life at work, the workplace plays an important role in the physical, mental, economic and social wellbeing of workers and in turn, their families (1). The workplace has subsequently been recognized as a priority setting for health promotion by the World Health Organisation and Australian governments (2,3).
Changes to the way we work are contributing to inactive lifestyles and unhealthy living. Our workplaces have become increasingly inactive and it has now been shown that sedentary behavior is a risk factor for Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes independent of physical activity (exercise) levels (4).
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) continues to be the leading cause of mortality in Australia being responsible for 30% of all deaths (5)