Is sitting unhealthy?

You eat a quick breakfast at the dining table and then take the car to work. You spend the whole day at the office, sitting at the computer, alternated with a few meetings or customer visits. Then you return home by car and end up on the couch in front of the television at the end of the day.

Unfortunately, this is a recognisable scenario for many of us. We spend too much time sitting down. Did you know that the Netherlands is the European champion of sitting? There is no other European country where such a large proportion (62%) of the population sit for more than 5.5 hours a day.

It is now common knowledge that prolonged sitting can cause health problems. The screen-working Netherlands is now bombarded with statements about how sitting is life-threatening and how it is comparable with smoking. Because we consider a healthy lifestyle increasingly important, we take these statements seriously.

But how true are these statements? And what exactly are the risks of prolonged sitting? In the white paper "Is standing whilst working the solution?" the risks of prolonged sitting are discussed, and various solutions are described
to provide a healthy working solution.

Tags: ergonomics, ergonomic workpalce, ergonomic office chair