The average office worker sits down more than an Old Age Pensioner. White collar workers are on their bottoms for an average of 9 hours a day healthcare studies show. That’s 540 minutes a day…a staggering 16425 minutes a month. Nearly 200,000 Minutes a year. 29% of us sit for up to half an hour daily on
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock who tomorrow will announce a new health initiative urging employers to push movement in the workplace, says he believes it’s the duty of schools, GPs, teachers and employers to promote daily activity as he describes standing desks and movement as a “miracle cure” that cuts the risk of many illnesses.
Today we were invited to attend Yorkshire Sport Foundation’s conference on improving pupil attainment by improving pupil health…sounds sense. Activity experts from UK Universities Leeds Beckett and Loughborough were some of the keynote speakers. 2 points which made real impact were… 1: For any learning environment to be effective the brain needs to be stimulated
The University of Chester in the UK has been researching the standing vs sitting facts.