Probably. Because the Flemings sit down for more than 8 hours a day on average.
White-collar workers in particular regularly sit still for long periods of time: about 5.5 hours during working hours.
But think about this for a moment…
Those who sit for more than 10 hours a day are almost 35% more likely to die (prematurely) than those who sit for only 1 hour a day. Many people also feel less productive and less energized during a “sitting marathon.”
Sitting down is ingrained in our culture. At school, children are strong when they sit still, and in your company you will probably also be surprised if a colleague stands up during a meeting. There are already companies taking action, but this is not yet widespread.
The Flemish Institute for Healthy Living wants to change this mentality by introducing a new term in the workplace: interaction .
Alternating, that means getting up every half hour. This is how your energy level goes up! A small effort, with proven effects: employees who limit sitting still for a long time and regularly interrupt it by standing up, walking around and moving not only experience a positive impact on their physical health. They have more energy, can concentrate better and are more productive.
Less absenteeism, a good working atmosphere and a positive image are the bonus for the company.
Learn more scientific info and tips here .
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