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why it matters

Working while occupying unnatural body positions for an extended period of time is the main reason for the development of persistent pain. Statistically speaking, neck, back and wrist are the most commonly affected body regions for office workers. In fact, there is a higher chance of you developing pain, than avoiding it. And that is only where the real problem begins.

One in every four office workers, once experiencing it, will develop life-long pain episodes. Your actions regarding neck, back and wrist are the most important predictors for the onset and the duration of your pain.
Back pain is world's biggest pain problem causing the highest numbers of permanently reduced life quality. Prolonged sitting periods directly affect your health. Relationship seems to be exponential, with lower sitting time resulting in low risks, while sitting for more than six or eight hours per day increases the risks of heart-related and premature death.

It is quite straight-forward, you have to lower the amount of time sitting. Even short periods of standing result in positive health outcomes.

Up to 63% of office workers are dealing with neck pain

Even though you might try to balance this deficit with post-work activity, the negative health effects cannot be counter-balanced entirely. It is proven that diabetes (type 2), cardio-vascular diseases and reduced leg-bone density occur more frequently, even with enough physical activity after work.

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Office work is great.
Until it starts to hurt.

Show the evidence

Sedentary behaviour and risk of all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality, and incident type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and dose response meta-analysis read more here Does physical activity attenuate, or even eliminate, the detrimental association of sitting time with mortality? A harmonised meta-analysis of data from more than 1 million men and women read more here Sedentary Lifestyle: Overview of Updated Evidence of Potential Health Risks read more here Predictors for chronic neck and low back pain in office workers: a 1-year prospective cohort study read more here