Sitting for long periods isn't good for you. Not only does it increase your risk of musculoskeletal injuries such as neck and back pain, it can also increase your risk of developing chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.
For this reason, it is important to get up and move as often as possible. Healthier Workplace WA recommends that you stand or walk for 2 minutes out of every 30 minutes you spend sitting. It might seem difficult but simple activities such as making a trip to the printer, water cooler, or even standing up while talking on the phone is a way to break up sitting time.
For more ways to make your workplace healthier head to www.healthierworkplacewa.com.au