Having back problems?
Back problems are driving many office workers to stand up!
But helping with back pain and other musculoskeletal problems is only one benefit of standing more and sitting less during the work day.
There is growing evidence to suggest that excessive sitting may be responsible for a number of so called 'sitting disease' health problems like:
- heart disease
- Type-2 diabetes
- other metabolic-related disorders
Some researchers refer to 'sitting as the new smoking' .
On the plus side, there is also evidence to suggest that standing for part of the work day increases productivity and it definitely burns calories!