A reminder from the OPC Inc Ergonomic team in the US and Canada; stand consistently thru your work day if you have a sedentary job. Think about tasks that can be completed in standing such as reading files, brief meetings with colleagues, using the phone. When you take your lunch break this needs to occur away from your desks at least 3 times per week. Learn more at optimalperformanceBlog@wordpress.com
A recent article from the BBC news reported;
- Government figures suggest most adults now spend a large part of the day in sedentary pursuits
- And “significant proportions” sitting for more than five hours per day
- In 2010, a Weight Watchers UK Ltd found the average Briton spends an average of 14 hours and 39 minutes sitting down every day”
- Sitting for long periods of time each day increases the liklihood of developing diabetes, deep vein thrombosis and obesity.