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Loading on the back during sitting – The importance of movement.

By Stephen Bowden – Chartered Ergonomist

Stephen Bowden Chartered Ergonomist

Our first nine months of life are spent in the womb during which time gravity, the force that attracts our bodies towards the centre of the earth, is already influencing our growth. This influence becomes more obvious once we are born and the development of our innate ability as humans to stand upright commences.

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Active movement at work

 

By Stephen Bowden – Chartered Ergonomist

Stephen Bowden Chartered Ergonomist

Why standing from sitting and keeping active is vital for your health and wellbeing

Cars, trains, planes, mobile phones, desktop computers, tablet computers, mobile phone applications, online food delivery companies, comfortable ‘ergonomic’ chairs, escalators and lifts, modern offices are just a few examples of technology/designs that reduce the amount of movement the human body makes on a day to day basis. There is no argument that the above list of modern technology improves our productivity but at what cost to our health and wellbeing?

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