Talking of stupidity.
• Over 100 years after UK doctors warned of the occupational health risks of prolonged standing at work, millions of UK workers are still compelled to stay on their feet for most of the working day.
• Individuals spending most of the day on their feet every working day are at greater risk of health problems including varicose veins, poor circulation and swelling in the feet and legs, foot problems, joint damage, heart and circulatory problems and pregnancy difficulties.
• A Hazards survey of UK union health and safety officers found widespread problems from standing at work. Unions representing shopworkers, teachers, library staff, production line workers, bank workers, warehouse staff, museum workers, school supervisors, train drivers, printers, hospitality and casino workers and engineers all reported standing-related health problems experienced by their members.
• More than 11 million UK workers, half the UK workforce, could be facing health risks caused by prolonged standing.
• Health statistics suggest hundreds of thousands of people in the UK could be suffering health problems related to prolonged standing. Almost 200,000 report lower limb symptoms caused or made worse by the job.
• Lower limb disorders cause over 2 million days sick leave a year.
• Chronic heart and circulatory disorders are linked to prolonged standing at work. Prolonged time in an upright posture at work may cause hypertension comparable to 20 years of aging."
Sitting down 'raises death risk by as much as 40% and is NOT countered by exercise'
"Women who sit for more than six hours daily are around 40 per cent more likely to die than those sitting for less than three hours a day, a study said.
The figure was about 20 per cent for men, according to American Cancer Society researchers who looked at 123,000 people's health over 14 years"
"This revelation in the American Journal of Epidemiology puts sitting down for extended periods of time in the same bracket as smoking."
"The American Cancer Society is concerned that public health guidelines do not say enough about time spent sitting down."
"Diabetes experts point out that sitting is not bad for us in moderation but can be addictive and harmful in the long-run." http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... study-says
Standing, Sitting & Exercise all at the same time:
"Dr. Levine and his colleagues have re-examined and completely redesigned the desk. Their version stands vertical and can be used with a treadmill, exercise bike, standing or regular chair. It is modular and mobile, so persons can work where and how they wish. It costs half the price of a cubicle, is more flexible and can easily be personalized. It can also be used at home or in school. The see-through panels let in the light and allow a person to stay visually connected with the rest of the room.
How many calories will the walking desk burn? Using the desk at 1 mph will burn about 100 calories per hour. So, walk-working from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. burns 800 extra calories per day. If food intake stays the same, this could be a loss of more than fifty pounds a year. However, Dr. Levine recommends starting slowly, walking 15 minutes every hour and during all phone calls. For the rest of the time use the desk while seated and increase the walking portion gradually." http://psychcentral.com/news/archives/2005-
Are there any experts, anywhere, especially where health and green shit is concerned.