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    Sit-stand desks: avoid the pitfalls

    Sit-stand desks are a useful way of reducing sedentary behaviour at work, but it’s essential workers are trained to use them properly.

    By Guy Osmond, Osmond Ergonomics on 08 August 2022

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    It’s time to move

    Home and office workers can be tempted to become less physically active, with major implications for their health, but simple steps like regular strength exercises can combat problems like muscle loss and a reduction in cardiovascular capacity.

    By Dr RS Bridger on 03 August 2022

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    Danger at the desk

    Exploring how employers can help manage musculoskeletal pain caused by sedentary desk working.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 August 2022


    Active working: poor advice threatens progress

    We are sitting more than ever before – and our sedentary lives are having a big impact on both our mental health and long-term health.

    By Gavin Bradley, Active Working on 07 January 2022

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    Move more and sit less for good health, says paper

    Our bodies need to move to function well and avoiding static postures at the desk is key to preventing health issues.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 13 August 2021

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    Get up off that thing

    The move to home working may increase the prevalence of ill health and obesity if workers spend more time sitting, so it’s essential employers encourage staff to exercise more.

    By Dr RS Bridger on 02 August 2021

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    Only 5 per cent of firms expect staff in the office full time, says CBI

    93 per cent of firms plan to adopt hybrid working models, according to a Confederation of British Industry (CBI) report.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 July 2021

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    Reimagining the office of the future

    Since lockdown in March 2020, many organisations have quickly pivoted to remote work as the norm regardless of their previous capabilities and setups.

    By Mike Robinson on 10 May 2021

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    A safe return

    A thorough cleaning regime is vital to reduce the spread of Covid-19 as businesses begin to reopen.

    By Shaun Doak, REACT Specialist Cleaning on 02 May 2021

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    DWP must pay HSE fee for coronavirus failures at Leeds office

    The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has been found in breach of health and safety law, after an inspector found poor social distancing and absence of other measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 at its Leeds offices.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 16 September 2020