The Benefits Of Activity In The Workplace
How you can encourage movement at work
Fresh research from the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that sedentary behavior increased for all age groups between 2001 and 2016. One of the main culprits was computer use, which also increased across all ages. Sitting too much is bad for you. That isn’t news: Research over the past few decades has repeatedly shown that negative health outcomes and shortened life expectancies afflict people who sit more than four hours per day.
Obesity. Diabetes. Heart disease. These are only three health risks that increase with inactivity. When you consider other “minor” issues, such as back pain and musculoskeletal disorders (which eat up a much higher percentage of sick days than you might imagine), productivity losses and healthcare costs can rack up quickly.
How can CEOs encourage activity without losing output or efficiency? Are there simple changes to an office setup that can help?
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