Desk Health

Risks of Desk Health

  • 66% of daily sitting occurs in the workplace.
  • Employees who sit for a prolonged period of time are exposed to poor health outcomes.
  • Uninterrupted sitting time can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cardio-metabolic risk biomarkers and premature mortality.
  • Pain in the neck and the lower extremities has been known to be related with sitting for a long duration.
  • Evidence suggests that computer use for a length of time can be associated with upper extremity problems.


Upper Shoulder and Neck Stretch:

  • Sit on one hand.
  • Tilt your head away from the hand you’re sitting on.
  • Tilt your head slightly forward, towards your shoulder.
  • Change sides, and repeat.

You should feel the muscles in your neck and shoulder being stretched.

Seated Spinal Rotation:

  • While seated, cross your arms over your chest.
  • Grab your shoulders.
  • Rotate your upper body from the waist, turning gently from left to right as far as feels comfortable.

You should feel a tension on both side of your lower back as it stretches out.

Standing Desk:

  • Standing burns more calories then sitting, lowering blood sugar levels and the risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • It can improve moods and gain energy.
  • Boosts your productivity.
  • Lowers your risk of heart disease

Take a Break:

Every 20-30 minutes, stand up, stretch and move for 20-30 seconds
This can help to avoid postural fatigue.

Regular breaks to improve your productivity and quality of work, attention levels, awareness and how fast you work.

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