Why is there so much fuss being made about sitting?

Here’s an article that gives you everything you need to know about sitting – which many of us do so much of in our working lifetime.

Injuries resulting from sitting for long periods are a serious occupational health and safety problem. Sitting jobs require less muscular effort, but that does not exempt people from the injury risks usually associated with more physically demanding tasks. For example, clerks, electronic assembly-line employees, and data entry operators who work in a sitting position also suffer back pain, muscle tenderness, and aches. In fact, reports of varicose veins, stiff necks, and numbness in the legs are more common among seated employees than among those doing heavier tasks.

In addition, sedentary time has been found to be associated with health effects such as metabolic syndrome (including diabetes), heart disease, and poor mental health. These effects are not related to how active a person is physically.

Read more in the article posted on the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety website:

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety