One of the primary functions of the human skeleton, musculature and tissues is made with the objective of creating movement. The typical worker spends on average 8-9 hours a day not engaged in movement (this does not even include the amount of time we are sleeping). What are we doing with our bodies during this daytime immobility?
For people who sit most of the day, their risk of heart attack is about the same as smoking” ~ Martha Grogan, cardiologist, Mayo Clinic.
Today, our bodies are breaking down from obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, depression, and the cascade of health ills and everyday malaise that come from what scientists have named sitting disease.” ~ James Levine, MD, PhD. Prolonged sitting should be considered within occupational health and safety policies and practices just like other elements of posture.” ~ British Journal of Sports Medicine
Our modern sedentary lifestyle, in all aspects of our life both at home and in the workplace are costly for ourselves and for businesses. As the average hours of sitting both in our home lives + work lives + in our commute = Way too much time seated/inactive.
n a professional environment we forget the benefits of movement. Focussed on the latest deadline, the report that needs to get completed, the constant barrage of emails that need answering. So do your health a favour and take a few minutes out of your day to just stand up... there will always be work to do, your health and wellbeing should be priority.