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Too often Sitting At Work Dangerous to Health

- 4:12 PM
For those workers who are required to spend a lot of time at their desks all day seemed to have started paying attention to the emergence of health risks arising from too much sitting.
This relates to research conducted by expert panelists from the UK, John Buckley, a professor of exercise science at the University of Chester in England, who said that sitting in a long period of time can be associated with the onset of chronic disease risk to premature death.
Researchers associated also provide some recommendations with regard to this issue and has been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. They suggested to the workers should take the time to stand up and approached other colleagues who want to talk to than relying on email or other communication tools. In addition you can also choose to conduct meetings while standing or while walking meetings.
They say, workers who spend most of his time in the state should take the time to sit at least 2 hours to stand or walk.
This is done to increase the movement of the body so it does not sit too long in conditions that could give a good effect on the body. So far penelelitian sit on the effect of this has been found that too much sitting increases the risk of type 2 diabetes , elevated blood sugar, as well as the slowdown / decline in a person's body metabolism.
Other studies have also found an association between too much sitting with heart disease and cancer. In fact, recent research links between too much sitting at the risk of premature death.However, all these studies is still a limited study that further research is needed to obtain clear evidence on the issue.
Healthy Tips for employees who too often sit
The experts also gave some recommendations to avoid the risk of chronic diseases due to too often sit:
  • Stand for 2 hours each day, followed by a walk light during working hours. And for those who are most of the time is in front of the table (eg office workers), it is advisable to add a stand / walk up to 4 hours.
  • Regularly divide tasks between work performed while sitting at work that can be done while standing.
  • Frequently changing sitting posture, to prevent muscle and joint pain / fatigue.
  • If you have a subordinate, you can suggest to your employees to adopt healthier habits that work in the office, including relaxation, stress relief, to restrict smoking.
  • Remind each other to co-workers about the dangers of sitting too long.
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