Is sitting the new smoking?

A report published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine, commissioned by Public Health England recommends that office workers stay on their feet for at least 2 hours daily during working hours and eventually working up to 4 hours.

To achieve this, it is suggested that seated-based work should be regularly broken up with standing-based work.

Suggestions of alternating working habits include taking a walk at lunch and eating away from your desk, getting up and meeting people at their desk rather than sending an email and alternative sit-standing activities whilst at your desk.

Although a treadmill desk as used by Victoria Beckham is not for everyone, how about sitting on an exercise ball to work core muscles or if that still sounds too strenuous the sit-standing height adjustable desks are becoming much more commonplace.

Did you know that the standing desk is not a new idea, many of the great minds have been inspired whilst using a standing desk including Ernest Hemingway, Winston Churchill, and Charles Dickins.

If you would like to be inspired check out our link on height adjustable desking for more information!