Lack of exercise 'leading to employee back problems'

14-10-2008

Lack of exercise 'leading to employee back problems'
British workers should try and get more exercise during the day as sitting at a computer for long periods of time is leading many to develop backache, it has been suggested.

The British Osteopathic Association (BOA) says that a lot of people find their lives are no longer active because of an increasing reliance of technology in the workplace.

It also claims that not enough is being done to make people aware of this problem and change their attitudes toward exercise.

Kelston Chorley, osteopath and head of professional development at the BOA, said: "There needs to be an integrated attitude at work that you have got to do some exercise as well – you can't just be sitting at your desk all day."

Stress, spine and joint pain have been listed as the most common causes of absence and work-related ill health in the UK, according to a report by the Department of Health.

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