The health impact of too much sitting

As an Occupational Therapist, I have always strived to maintain good sitting posture, be aware of my office ergonomics and live a healthy and active lifestyle.   So it is somewhat alarming to realise that 30 minutes of exercise every day is not enough to counter-act the effects of sitting all day at work. From a personal perspective I was quietly excited to think that there was something else that I could do for my health rather than face that run that I dread every afternoon, but from a professional perspective I realised that it would be a challenge to change the habits and expectation of what a typical office worker should do all day…….SIT.