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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


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