OTHER STORIES

Brum overspends again!
Tue, 22 May 2018
Private sector best-really?
Tue, 23 January 2018
2017 review
Tue, 02 January 2018
Baliffs pay BCC a visit
Tue, 19 December 2017
Libraries a concerning trend
Tue, 19 December 2017

Sitting Not So Pretty unhealthy work conditions

Accoring to a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) , they are concerned about poor posture and long periods of sitting at work.

The report  says that the average number of hours we sit down per day is 10.

This can cause neck and shoulder strain , poor digestion, weak bones and varicose veins. Also it can lead to musicle degeneration and liver disease.

It also said 40% of people with back pain spend long hours at their computer each day.

There is also a 90% risk of type 2 diabetes associated with sitting for more than eight hours a day.

So what can be done?

Well, doctors recommend for every 30 minutes working in an office. People should sit for 20 minutes, stand for 8 and move around or stretch for 2. 

 

 

15/03/2016


Back To Blog

NEWSLETTER

OUR NETWORK

facebook Twitter You Tube

OTHER NEWS

The West Midlands is full of diversity but its lea...
Last year the West Midlands Combined Authority set up a Leadership Commission to address the under-representation of people of all backgrounds in lead...
Read More