A typical office worker spends more time sat down than the average person aged over 75
Our sedentary working lives are severely impacting our health and wellbeing and yet few of us realise how dangerous it can be.
Many office workers spend 8 hours or more sat at their desks. This is bad enough, but when we consider the amount of time spent sitting while commuting, eating or watching television at home, the problem becomes even greater.
This amount of sedentary time can lead to a range of different health problems. According to the NHS Live Well website these issues include, but are not limited to:
- Obesity & Slow Metabolism
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Some Types of Cancer
- Early Death
Sedentary behavior has also been found to negatively impact on mental health too, worsening symptoms of anxiety and depression.
So, how can we become more active?
Firstly, a height adjustable or sit/stand desk can encourage you to spend some time standing and moving whilst working. Sit/stand desks have also been linked to an increase in alertness, creativity and productivity, as well as helping to relieve symptoms of poor circulation and back ache.
A chair such as the HÄG Sofi that features an InBalance™ mechanism can help to keep your body moving when you do need to sit down. This can also help to keep you alert, productive and aids the body’s blood and oxygen flow.
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