Most office employees are aware of a link between long hours of sitting and serious affects on their health, according to a new study. The known health concerns cited by the workers include aches in the neck and back, and deteriorating muscle tone, along with more significant issues such as increased cardiovascular risks. Most of the employees are expecting their employers to get involved with resolving the concerns and offer solutions that will allow them to get out of their chairs and protect their health.
- Medical research has shown a link between prolonged sitting and a number of medical issues, including cardiovascular problems.
- Some office workers are looking to employers to provide more and better ergonomic solutions to the issue of too much sitting.
- Long term sitters can set alarms to remind them to get up and move around, and take brief exercise breaks.
“In a survey of 140 office workers, 100 people believed there is a negative relationship between sitting at work and their health.”