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  1. Arti says:

    When you sit, the spinal discs are subject to compression forces. You might start by simply standing rather than sitting whenever you have the chance, and by thinking about ways to walk while you work. Spinal discs are designed to cushion and protect the vertebral joints during movement, and over time the compression force can lead them to degenerate and lose height and flexibilty. Sitting puts more pressure on your spine than standing. The Mayo Clinic suggests that the solution is to sit less and move more – have a look at our 10 tips for building physical activity into your working day. In the last of 4 articles on taking a biopsychosocial approach, Ergonomics Consultant and experienced physiotherapist, Emma Crumpton, provides the bigger picture on the risks of sitting too much at work.

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