WorkWell: Work-based Activity and Metabolic Health

2020-02-19 18:28:38 | BioPortfolio


This study will test whether a range of pre-clinical cardiometabolic biomarkers can be improved via regular intervals of standing and light-intensity physical activity in real-world office environments.


This pilot study is being conducted to determine whether a range of pre-clinical cardiometabolic biomarkers (measured via gut microbiome, blood draw) can be improved via regular intervals of standing and light-intensity physical activity (i.e., leisurely walking) in real-world office environments. This trial is meant to generate pilot data which will lead to additional clinical trials.

Primary Hypothesis: Increasing both standing and light-intensity physical activity will improve biomarkers of metabolic function, as measured by blood metabolites and differential abundance of gut microbiome composition, compared to a control condition of normal workplace behavior.

Study Design




Standing condition, Light physical activity (LPA) condition, Usual behavior condition


Arizona State University
United States


Not yet recruiting


Arizona State University

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2020-02-19T18:28:38-0500

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