Nearly 200 international delegates and experts gathered in London last week for the third Active Working Summit, hearing that while the evidence for health benefits of reducing sedentary behaviour in the workplace is indisputable, there is a long way to go before our working habits change for the good.
An article recently published, in BMC Public Health, analysed the public response to media coverage of a health statement commissioned by Active Working. The article looked to find out whether the recommendation that officer workers should aim to stand or do light activity (e.g. walk) for 2-4hrs a day, had been publicly well received or not.
When the world’s cleverest man says get moving, it’s time to get moving, right?
So Professor Stephen Hawking’s message, that there’s a simple way to solve the problems that ensue when you spend too little time on your feet, is a no-brainer: get active!
Last week was a milestone for Sit-Stand.Com, when we showcased our growing family of solutions at the Facilities Show 2016, in London ExCel. What excited me in particular was the number of people excited about all our Sit-Stand solutions, and how appreciation of the benefits of these products has grown rapidly and is beginning to become more clearly understood.
Obesity (and all the related health problems) is a growing problem in the 21st century. Many people associate this with improper diet and lack of exercise, and this undoubtedly has a huge part to play, but does it tell the whole story?
Standing desks have generated a lot of news and considerable hype over the last few years, much of the issues are widely covered on our Get Britain Standing campaign. Active Working CIC is leading the global insight and evidence based research on sedentary behaviour.
An updated Cochrane Review, published on 17th March 2016, says that the benefits of a variety of interventions intended to reduce sitting at work are very uncertain. Indeed the review concludes that the health effects of sit-stand desks and interventions aimed to reduce sitting at work are still unproven.
Every cool office has at least one standing desk, right? But standing desks are far more than just a fashion choice – they change the way that you and your body work in positive ways. The only problem is the price…which is why we made this guide to help out. Here are the advantages of getting a standing desk for your next office, and what models are worth looking into!
You may have heard of the emerging science showing the dangers of prolonged sitting - and the significant health benefits associated with breaking up and reducing “Sitting Time” with increased standing or basic movement on a daily basis. We launched the Get Britain Standing in 2014 and I am delighted to say we have made great headway educating the public, media and employers on the health risks and the multiple benefits ...
At Active Working we are keen to promote the health benefits of adjustable or sit-stand workstations. It is important to emphasize the latest advice from the experts at the Ergonomics Program at Colorado State University’s Office of Risk Management and Insurance, who believe the focus of our Get Britain Standing campaign has been placed on standing more and sitting less, when the mixture of the two postures is most important.