Sitting and chronic disease
Suggested approaches for officer workers to reduce and break sitting periods:
- Use a standing desk.
- Use standing meetings.
- Take telephone calls standing.
- Walk to see a colleague rather than call or email.
- Eat lunch away from your desk.
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