Get up, stand up: evidence on sedentary working shows employees need to get moving
"Prolonged sitting is the most underrated health threat of modern time.” So says David Dunstan, head of Physical Activity Laboratory at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. Employers should take note, that office workers sit on average 10 hours each day, and 70% of the total time we spend sitting is at work.
Scientific evidence is growing fast on the ill-effects of sedentary working, with a big increase in studies in the last five years and many more in progress. So what should employers be doing about the problem?"