Why is sitting so bad?

July 19, 2017

SafeWork NSW has just released a new video about the dangers of being sedentary at work and ways people can move more and sit less.

On average, Australian adults spend an estimated five hours a day being sedentary, which can lead to health effects including lung stress, reduced blood flow, poor mental health and even some cancers. The good news is there are some easy ways to get moving at work.

The release of the video coincides with SafeWork NSW’s commitment to move more and sit less and to encourage workers to be less sedentary at work. Standing, walk-and-talk meetings or face-to-face exchange rather than email and sit-stand workstations are just some of the ways we’re ‘losing the chair!’ Make your own pledge and watch the video now.

Source: APA News 5th July 2017