Sitting is incredibly bad for your health. Sure, you may go to the gym after (or before) work, but if you're an office worker, your life expectancy is taking a hit!
No, we're not condoning office work, but awareness needs to be built on the perils of sitting for long periods of time without movement.
The facts about sitting and why standing is better for you:
1) When standing, you burn 50 calories more than if you were sitting
2) 2.4kg estimated weight loss if standing for 30 minutes per day for a year
3) After sitting down for 90 minutes, you matabolism slows down dramatically
4) People who sit for 8 hours or more than a 50% increase chance of contracting heart disease, than those than sit for less than 4 hours
Suffer from back pain?
If you have any form of back pain since you've had an office job, it could well be related to sitting for too long, sitting in the wrong position or perhaps even the chairs not good for you. Take a look at our infographic on back pain and see what you can do to ease and possibly cease any problems:
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