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Speaker: Nick Green, MS, BCBA

When: Friday, June 27th @ 12 PM EST

Title: The Office Is Too Physically Inactive! The Harms of Sitting, Early Research and A Call to Action.

Abstract:

Behavior analysts are successful measuring fitness-related behavior. However, physical activity during work hours is rarely targeted. With increases in sedentary occupations and decreases in the number of people that consistently exercise, merging the two areas appears necessary. That is, health outcomes may be improved by targeting physical activity in the workplace. Regardless of employer, too much sitting is a variable that affects us all.

The need to address total sedentary behavior is warranted due to association with increases in preventable diseases and increased mortality. In this presentation, I will describe sedentary behavior, its impacts on short- and long-term health, why office workers should care, and potential effects on worker productivity. Three research projects (one published, one accepted) addressing sedentary office workers will be discussed, as well as barriers to implementation and behavior change. I will conclude this presentation with recommendations for OBM practitioners, researchers, and organizational leaders.

This presentation is ideal for individuals interested in learning about health in the workplace, how health behavior is measured, or a novel application of traditional OBM interventions (e.g., feedback, goal-setting). Organizational leaders interested in the potential for improving health outcomes of their employees may benefit from attending this webinar.

Bio: 

Nick Green is an entrepreneur, a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA), PhD student, and fitness enthusiast that focuses on improving the health and fitness of others through practice and research.

His formal education includes:

  • B.A. Psychology (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2006)
  • M.S. Organizational Behavior Management (Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, 2015).
  • Ph.D. student at the University of Florida, Department of Psychology – Concentration: Behavior Analysis

Nick’s previous experiences include 5 years of clinical work with individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities, working within organizations to evaluate and improve processes, managing and overseeing the training of small teams. His experience and education bring a unique perspective when designing pro-health solutions. Nick’s main focus and research interest in reducing sedentary behavior (too much sitting) in the workplace. His passion is to “improve human performance and health with behavior analysis”. When Nick is not in a book or writing, he enjoys raising his son Ogden, training his dog Pete, improving productivity, Olympic weightlifting, and CrossFit.

Nick founded his own company BehaviorFit in 2016 where he blogs, creates content, delivers workshops, and most importantly, provides tele-health coaching to help adults increase physical activity and fitness-related behaviors.

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