The Dangers of Sitting Down

When you think about “dangerous” activities, sitting down probably wouldn’t be the first thing to come to mind! But, surprisingly, the health risks of prolonged sitting are actually pretty big. So much so that it’s now a recognized health condition – sitting disease!

The “sitting disease,” or having a “sedentary lifestyle,” are terms used to describe individuals who engage in prolonged periods of sitting or overall inactivity.

While sitting down all day may seem harmless, it can impact your health negatively, affecting things like breathing, blood circulation, and posture. This potentially leads to serious long-term health problems and can really affect your work.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

• Understand the dangers of sitting for too long
• See the impact of the sitting disease on productivity
• Promote an active workplace

Why take this course?

If your job involves sitting for long periods, you’re at risk, so getting the right amount of active time is essential. This course teaches you and your colleagues how to stay active, improving productivity and well-being. Whether you’re an employee or manager, you’ll find useful tips to keep everyone motivated and active.

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Category: Health & Wellbeing, Wellbeing at Work