Sitting has been getting a lot of bad press in recent years. Sitting, it is not good for you. We are meant to move. There are so many reasons for this that it will take another blog post.
Unfortunately sitting is how much of the work day has been spent since the adoption of the personal computer and workstation. It is an accepted part of work life. It is also makes a notable contribution to certain diseases. As a Chiropractor though, I seen sittings affects on the musculoskeletal system every day. It creates postural problems, upper and lower crossed syndromes, neck pain, shoulder pain, upper and lower back pain.
Changing to a sit/stand workstation is a great step in the right direction. Walking meetings are another. Don’t take my word for it. It is only 3 minutes
“we’re sitting, on average, for 9.3 hours per day—far more than the 7.7 hours we spend sleeping.”
Got a meeting? Take a walkNilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health: Next time you have a one-on-one meeting, make it into a “walking meeting” — and let ideas flow while you walk and talk.