Many jobs involve prolonged sitting. The health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle are well documented, and include increased risks of MSDs and other health problems such as diabetes and heart disease.
These risks can be minimised in the workplace through good design and by promoting physical activity and frequent changes in posture. Implementing a combination of simple measures — that target the workplace and work organisation, tackle psychosocial factors, and increase workers’ awareness of good working postures and practices — is key to preventing MSDs.
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