A little exercise goes a long way in the workplace


A little exercise goes a long way in the workplace
Employees who spend their days sitting in front of a computer may greatly benefit from doing a little exercise while at work, it has been claimed.

System Concepts says that an increasing reliance on technology means there is now little that is not done on at a PC meaning people are not moving about as much as they need to be.

People can now do everything from emailing and filing to deciding upon evening activities with moving, according to Tom Stewart, joint managing director of the company.

"The key thing is the requirement for activity, otherwise you end up trapped with your eyes on the screen, hands on the keyboard, bum on the seat," he added.

He encourages people to engage in some form of activity while at work.

The British Osteopathic Association says that people should take frequent breaks between repetitive tasks, change positions to avoid 'computer hump' and make sure they keep moving and stretching.

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