Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Before the office Standing Two Hours a Day

Office workers, you should take the time to stand at least two hours a day to solve their health problems. Experts said, the habit of sitting long cause obesity, cancer and diabetes type 2. Sit continuously also has something to do with muscle pain, back and neck.
British experts have issued the first series of recommendations to address the issue. They say, the employee must make a daily quota of time where they should stand.

At the beginning, they have to spend at least two hours a day standing. Later they had to add to four hours. The offices also must have a high table, where employees can stand. Employees should also regularly walk around the office and they should stop sitting for a long time.

The guides were published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, underscores the danger of sitting for a long time. The article also said that prolonged sitting is a separate issue from the habit less mobile.

In the journal mentioned, those who work in the office, 65 to 75 percent of work time spent sitting. More than 50 percent accumulated in the period of sitting in a long time.

Only by making them stand, may be the first step for them to exercise. However, continuous stands may affect as bad as sedentary. Therefore, they recommend employees a short break with a walk around the office.

Employees also need to evaluate how to best achieve that, either by changing how and when they break from sitting that involves standing and moving, or by design workstation.

Researchers from the University of Chester, Leicester and Sheffield Hallam and University College London said they were against the change should seek the example of nurses, teachers or other workers who stand up and move more than four hours a day.

The recommendation came after Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer in England mention lack of movement is invisible killer. He suggested, adults spent two and a half hours a week engaged in moderate physical activity.

Dr. Ann Hoskins, deputy director of public health Health and Wellbeing UK, said, "This research supports the recommendation chief medical officer."

"Being active is good for mental and physical health. A simple change to end sit for a long time, can make a big difference. However, further research is needed before the daily target of activity in the workspace can be recommended," he said.

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