Sitting Too Much is Bad for Your Health, but Offsetting the Impact is Easy, Study Shows
The COVID pandemic has made working from home a popular practice. Employees and employers across the world have embraced the benefits of remote office work. These include office space and energy cost savings; fuel and drive-time savings; and a flexible work schedule that promotes more productivity through a healthy work-life balance. However, remote workers who sit at a computer most of the day are at risk for other health or injury hazards, including increased risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and even certain types of cancers, along with the obvious back and neck problems.
The article below, from CNN Health’s webpage (Jan. 12, 2023), discusses a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine that offers specific guidance on how to combat the harms of sitting too much on the job.