Do you know that sitting down all day is bad for your health?
A new health campaign aims to shine a light on the dangers of occupational prolonged sitting and encourage sedentary office workers to take an active break between two to five minutes every 60 minutes.
Spearhead by four students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU)’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, the Get Your Bottoms Up! campaign introduces a series of desk exercises, or “deskercises”, that can be performed at within the workspace.
(Visit www.getyourbottomsup.com for more tips on how to reduce sitting time.)
“Prolonged sitting is fast becoming the major reason for the corporate pain problem,” said Dr. Gary Tho, chiropractor and author of The Pain-free Desk Warrior . “Sitting is a public health risk and exercising doesn’t offset it… sitting too much is not the same as exercising too little.”
Throughout February and March, free and open-to-public workshops are available at suporrting gyms Platinum Yoga and Rhythmic Fitness where you can learn simple “deskercises” and other stress-relieving activities.
Muneerah Bee, February 2016