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    Get up off that thing

    The move to home working may increase the prevalence of ill health and obesity if workers spend more time sitting, so it’s essential employers encourage staff to exercise more.

    By Dr RS Bridger on 02 August 2021

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    Backs for the future

    Many people will be affected by musculoskeletal problems during their working life, but there are simple steps employers can take to help them to remain in work, therefore retaining valuable members of staff.

    By Karen Walker-Bone, University of Southampton on 04 May 2021

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    A Guide to Active Working in the Modern Office

    Book review by Gavin Bradley, founder of Active Working CIC

    By Gavin Bradley reviewing book by Dr Robert Bridger on 10 August 2020

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    Preventing musculoskeletal disorders in the manufacturing industry

    Employers should remind workers of safe manual handling techniques to help prevent musculoskeletal problems such as back pain.

    By Mark Fletcher, Physio Med on 02 August 2020


    49% of home workers miss the office, finds poll

    A new poll has revealed that home workers are divided between those thriving and those desperate to get back to the office.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 May 2020


    Treating and preventing musculoskeletal disorders while self-isolating

    The effects of the coronavirus crisis are being felt across the world. In the UK, the government has put social distancing measures in place and ordered many businesses to close in order to minimise human contact, slow the spread of the virus and relieve the strain on the NHS.

    By Mark Fletcher, Physio Med on 12 May 2020

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    The best standing desk mats

    Find the right accessory for your stand-up desk, with these standing desk mats all tried and tested over a period of weeks in our offices at Hammersmith.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 16 December 2019

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    GPs to do consultations using stand-up desks in health trial

    GPs are trialling stand-up desks in a study investigating the health impacts of reducing sedentary working.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 22 November 2019

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    Five exercises to strengthen muscles and help prevent back pain

    A new campaign has launched a website to help office workers take control of their back pain and to pay more attention to the dangers of sitting.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 November 2019

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    “Sit less – move more often”: scientists’ secret to longer life

    The secret to a healthy life may be constantly debated but “sit less – move more often” is the tip from two scientists after their study of 36,000 people showed that sitting for 9.5 hours a day increased the likelihood of premature death.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 27 August 2019