Great Blog from Australia about the need to stand up at work and through the workday. A chair may be presented to you at your desk when you start your job but that does not mean you have to sit for all of your tasks. Rethink work and how you perform it. Get up Stand Up.
The Australian Natasha Robinson 5 November 2012 Page 16
WE have all been guilty of it. Bottoms plonked unceremoniously in a chair, we hunch our shoulders, slouch our lower backs, cross our legs and cradle a telephone between chin and ear. Most desk workers are ergonomic disaster zones, but poor posture, neck and shoulder pain, or even varicose veins are the least of our worries when it comes to slumping for eight hours a day in our chairs.
Even those who diligently run or walk every morning or slave it out in the gym several days a week can be classified as living a sedentary lifestyle if they spend the majority of their waking hours sitting down at the office, heightening risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, and even some cancers.