Provision of stand-up desks and tables within the Curtin University Bentley campus

Provision of stand-up desks and tables within the Curtin University Bentley campus

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The Curtin University Get Up & Move project is a student lead initiative that aims to reduce sedentary behaviour amongst the staff and students at Curtin University’s Bentley campus in a bid to tackle current obesity epidemic.

The project utilised the Australian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines which states that adults aged 18- 64 years should:

-       Minimise the amount of time spent in prolonged sitting

-       Break up long periods of sitting as often as possible

-       A person can be physically active and yet still be considered sedentary due to prolonged sitting periods.

-       Sedentary behaviour leads to poor health outcomes and increases a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

(Department of Health, 2019)

Some important statistics for you to consider before signing:

-       In the 2012 National Health Survey nearly 70% of Australian adults were either sedentary or participated in low levels of physical activity.

-       In the year of 2017, 66.7% of the Australian population were overweight or obese, closely linked to rising prevalence of a number of chronic health conditions.

-       Per annum physical inactivity contributes to over three million preventable deaths worldwide.

During an initial needs assessment the project found that:

-       Currently only 85% of the Australian population are meeting the recommendations outlined by the Australian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines.

-       On average Curtin University students spend 6.36 hours per day sitting down.

-       65% of Curtin University students said that they would utilise standing desks if they were made available.

The Curtin University Get Up & Move project would like to reduce the amount of time Curtin University students spend sitting. To do this, the project proposes the provision of:

-       Stand-up desks within the T.L. Robinson Library and classrooms

-       Standing tables within Curtin University's cafes and food outlets 

-       Standing areas within Curtin University's cafes and food outlets 

This petition will be presented to the Curtin Properties for the provision of these items. By signing this petition, it shows your support to providing a healthier campus for staff and students at Curtin University. With the provision of these items it will make the campus a healthier environment for staff and students and will give you the opportunity to improve your health while lowering your risks of developing the poor health outcomes associated with sedentary behaviour. 

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