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Standing all day at work can be just as bad as sitting all day.

Posted by Phillip Haussmann on

There’s been a lot of interest in the harmful effects of prolonged sitting at work, from academics and the public alike.

The attention being paid to sitting — or rather, not sitting — while on the job stems from the scientifically validated message that being sedentary in general, both indoors and outdoors, is bad for your health.

However, comparatively little attention has been devoted to the harmful effects of prolonged standing at work, despite past studies linking it to chronic back pain and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the lower limbs

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Too much time on your rear end? ‘Active sitting’ can make a difference.

Posted by Phillip Haussmann on

Too much time on your rear end? ‘Active sitting’ can make a difference. Adapted from an article By Karen Campbell GLOBE CORRESPONDENT  JULY 01, 2017 How much time are we parked on our backside? We sit for hours at work in front of computers, desks, come home and sit for a meal then plonk down into our soft lounger. Karen Campbell GLOBE CORRESPONDENT says that,  "research suggests all the hours we spend exercising at the gym don’t counteract sitting passively in a chair for hours at a time — which can lead to a wide range of health risks, from joint problems and metabolic...

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