The health hazards of sitting

2 years ago 1

We know sitting too much is bad, and most of us intuitively feel a little guilty after a long TV binge, but what exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we park ourselves for nearly eight hours per day, the average for a U.S. adult? Many things, say four experts, who detailed a chain of problems from head to toe. An informative infographic from…

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Standing orders – the perils of sitting down

2 years ago 2

WINSTON CHURCHILL knew it. Ernest Hemingway knew it. Leonardo da Vinci knew it. Every trendy office from Silicon Valley to Scandinavia now knows it too: there is virtue in working standing up. And not merely standing. The trendiest offices of all have treadmill desks, which encourage people to walk while working. It sounds like a fad, but it does have a basis in science.

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The lowdown on the side-effects of stand-up desks

2 years ago 1

An increasing number of experts are saying that sitting for long periods is the “new smoking” in terms of increasing our risk of death and disease – no matter how ergonomic your chair or how extensive your weekly exercise routine. This is because leg and back muscles become…

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Daily Mirror -10 April 2014 - Sitting is the new smoking

Why doctors are now warning that sitting is the new smoking

2 years ago 0

Are you sitting comfortably? You might not be by the time you finish reading this, because spending too much time perched on your posterior could be seriously damaging your health.

The average Brit now spends a ­staggering 8.9 hours every day sitting down. That might be at work, in a car or on the sofa in front of the TV.

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Why sitting down can be as bad for you as smoking

Why sitting down can be as bad for you as smoking

2 years ago 0

As several recent studies have discovered, sitting for too long can be as dangerous to health as smoking. It more than doubles your risk of diabetes and is linked with an increase in heart disease. In fact, inactivity is the fourth biggest killer of adults, according to the World Health Organisation.

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Evening Standard - 18 Nov - Desk Potato article

Don’t be a desk potato

2 years ago 2

Excerpt from The Evening Standard, November 2013.

A sedentary lifestyle is turning Londoners into desk potatoes, drab and round in the middle. One in five Britons admits that they barely leave their desk during working hours and the average person walks for only 10 minutes a day, according to new research by private health firm BUPA.

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NeoCon 2014

The FreedMan Chair comes to NeoCon

2 years ago 1

We’re really excited to be exhibiting at NeoCon in Chicago next week – 9th-11th June. NeoCon is North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, annually attended by over 40,000 architecture and design professionals. It will be three days of non-stop resources, energy and ideas, and an important industry event.

We’re having five hand-finished chairs at the show. If you’re in the area, come along and see us on the 7th Floor, Suite 2011.

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