Can Sitting = Depression?

The Lancet is perhaps one of the most esteemed peer reviewed journals in history and, if the media is to be believed, it recently ran a study showing a link between prolonged sitting of more than 8 hours and experiencing a higher risk of depression. Or did it? Rather than looking at desk-based staff directly, … Read more

To sit-stand or not to sit-stand?

One of the most common questions we’re asked by companies we work with, is which type of new desk is the best to buy for a dynamic workforce. And very often, our response raises a few eyebrows. What we say is, don’t! Not immediately anyway. That’s because though a new mobile friendly workstation can help … Read more

The “Movement” Movement

Recently, one of the largest public health research bodies, the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network (SBRN) announced something quite earth-shattering. If you missed it, they released a statement saying that it is time for public health messages to focus entirely on sitting less (rather than exercising more). They believe that this is a more feasible route, … Read more

Do I smell a fish?

I was asked a question recently by a new client, that made me a little confused and very uncomfortable. It was simply this – “ Are you trying to pull a fast one?” I had no idea what he was talking about. Then he told me all about an article he’d recently read entitled “How … Read more

The importance of workplace health….

Get it right and it can reduce absenteeism, boost productivity and save money. The facts The fact is the average office worker spends 76% of their working lives sitting at their desk – that’s 80,000 hours over their lifetime. The problem is sitting for more than 30 minutes at a time can seriously affect our … Read more