Is sitting really the new smoking?
Office workers have a big problem! They spend a big part of their working day sitting down, but research suggests the long-term effects of prolonged sitting include weakened muscles, fragile bones, bad posture and bad backs.
The average office-based employee spends around 80,000 hours seated during their working life.
Source: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (Australia)
STANDING CREATES ITS OWN STRAINS
Standing desks and sit-to-stand workstations may not be the ‘magic bullet’ people think they are – there are some issues organisations should consider.
A MOVE TOWARDS BETTER HEALTH
Our bodies function best when they move, so the ideal space needs a mix of sitting and standing options.
Clever workplace design considers the placement and movement between meeting rooms, transit areas, common areas and facilities to create healthier, more productive office environments.