Here are some tips to address the issue of sitting for long hours at a desk. Take frequent breaks. I know this sounds simple. But for some, in today’s working environment, emails and video online meetings are more common than before. Getting off that chair seems to be more challenging (especially if you’re busy). Put a reminder in your calendar- to take a break and walk, get some water, say hi to a workmate who sits further away from you or better still, walk around and do so
Working 9 to 5 in front of a computer is the new norm. And most likely this will remain the case for some time. So what's the problem? Well, this places the individual to 7-9 hours of sitting 5 days a week which equals 35 to 45 hours, for many years (unless you're one of the lucky ones to retire early). Now, this may not be an issue for individuals who can sit upright all day but what if majority of this is spent slouched? The result may lead to damaging changes to the spine.