Knew it – work is officially bad for you!

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Who are BL Claims Solicitors

BL Claims Solicitors specialise in personal injury, clinical negligence and travel claims, providing our clients with hands-on support, nationally.

We are rated as one of the top firms in the UK and believe in speaking to our clients in jargon-free language and ensuring you're speaking to a highly qualified lawyer right from the outset

I was interested to read in the Daily Echo recently that sitting at your desk can be bad for your health. Apparently Hampshire workers are being urged to get out of their seats after it was revealed that almost half of office based staff stand for less than 30 minutes a day.

So if you are reading this and you are no doubt sitting down. Get out of your chair. Stand up and don’t sit down until you have finished reading my insightful blog!

The survey was carried out on 2000 UK office workers and it was found that almost half are so tied to their desks that they have emailed someone right next to them and 31% even delay going to the toilet. Now this is rather ironic because a number of times today I have heard my colleagues say "right I must go to the toilet now, I have needed to go for ages!"

As a result Get Britain Standing has joined the British Heart Foundation to launch the UK's first On Your Feet Britain campaign. The aim is get employees to ditch their office chairs and at the same time raise funds for cardiovascular disease. Offices are being challenged to find inventive ways of getting people out of their seats. Ideas to date include walking meetings, getting outside at lunchtime or even taking five minutes to have a stretch.

Research shows that sedentary behaviour can increase the risk of developing type two diabetes and dying prematurely from cardiovascular disease and has been associated with obesity and weight gain. For more information, go to the On Your Feet Britain website.

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