18th January, 2012 - Posted by admin - Comments Off
Workers are being encouraged to take a break from their desks, as sitting for six hours a day can cause health risks.
According to study conducted by Loughborough University, the average five hours and 41 minutes office workers spend at their desks can have adverse effects on their physical wellbeing.
Dr Myanna Duncan, who conducted the study, said that workers need to be aware of how long they spend sitting down at work.
“People don’t need a psychologist to tell them to get up and walk around. But if it helps, I’d tell them to put a post-it note on their computer to remind them,” she added.
Dr Duncan advised office staff to talk to colleagues face to face instead of emailing them to help them get up and walk around.
A separate study carried out by researchers at the University of Central Lancashire recently found that a quarter of workers suffer with “chronic boredom”, which leads them to concentrate less and make more mistakes.