Toronto – Standing for long periods of time at work may double your risk for developing heart disease, according to researchers from the Institute for Work and Health and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.
Consider your work chair. Is it comfortable and supportive? Do you feel well-balanced sitting in it? Is it stable? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, you might need a new chair – one that is ergonomically correct.
Loughborough, England – Bus drivers sit for prolonged periods of time both on and off the job, placing them at higher risk of developing heart disease and other serious health problems, according to a recent study from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.
Exeter, England – Lengthy sitting at work or at home is not connected to a greater risk of early death, according to a study from the University of Exeter that disputes findings from other recent studies.
London – Several studies have shown that sitting for long periods is unhealthy, but new research suggests that fidgeting may counteract the adverse health impacts associated with a sedentary lifestyle.