Monday, May 18, 2015

Office Furniture Supplier Urges Workers to Get Up and Move More

Photo credit Susan Sermoneta via flickr
A recent survey of 2,000 office workers found that 45% of women and 37% of men spend less than thirty minutes a day up on their feet at work with more than half regularly eating their lunch at their desk. Nearly two-thirds were worried sitting at work was having a negative impact on their health.

Experts describe inactivity as “one of the biggest” challenges in health and wellbeing. Heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancers and poor mental health have all been linked to sedentary behavior with prolonged sitting thought to slow the metabolism and affect the way the body controls sugar levels, blood pressure and the breakdown of fat.

Read what one office furniture company did about it.

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