Compelling evidence has been produced by a variety of major research work that sitting for more than 4 hours each day leads to a number of physical changes in the body that can lead to increased risks of heart disease, diabetes, obesity (amongst other things). You can check out the top 10 health risks which increase for people who sit for 4 hours a day or longer on the Get Britain Standing website.
How many hours do you spend sitting on an average “working day”? Not sure?
You can use the Sitting Calculator on the Get Britain Standing website to estimate the time you spend sitting daily whilst you are eating, commuting, working and relaxing. You may be surprised by the number of hours you are sitting.
Why not get out of the office at lunchtime and take a walk …
If you are spending many hours sitting at your desk then I recommend that you at least take a break from your desk at lunchtime. Even better, get outdoors and take a brisk walk.
In Central London W1 we have access to many parks such as Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Regent’s Park. With summer approaching now is a great time to take a break from our desk, get outdoors and take some exercise.
Visit an experienced London Osteopath in W1 and N2 N10
If you are suffering pain or discomfort and you would like further information on how I may help you or to book an Osteopathy appointment at either of my osteopathy clinics in London W1 and London N2 N10 please feel free to send me a message or call me on 020 8815 0979.