In recent years, it’s become widely accepted that certain aspects of the 9-to-5 office life aren’t the best for workers’ health. Countless studies attest to the long-term health problems that stem from the many hours that employees spent hunched over a screen: it’s a fact that sedentary working puts staff at risk of weight gain, diabetes and heart disease.
Written by Jane Johnson
Many people experience back pain when sitting but are relatively pain free when standing or moving around. This article covers the typical presentation of back pain which comes on when sitting, the likely causes, as well as tips for how to prevent and treat this type of back pain.
Government guidelines highlight that health and wellbeing should be a core priority for organisations and that value should be placed on the strategic importance and benefits of a healthy workplace. Employers are encouraged to take a consistent, positive approach to all employee’s health and wellbeing.