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Dr Elise Fuller - Osteopath

October is National Safe Work Month.

Osteopathy Australia is urging workers to stand up for their health!

Did you know that one in two Australian workers spend 55% of the day sitting?

And only one in three Aussies are achieving the recommendeded amount of physical activity per week. It’s no wonder that back problems are the third leading cause of disease burden in this country. Poor and prolonged awkward sitting postures and repetitive movements can increase the likelihood of developing a back or neck problem. 

To support our working clients, we have come up with a few different ways you can get some movement through the day. We understand that it can sometimes seem impossible to get moving throughout the workday, particularly when there are deadlines to meet and meetings to attend. But a little activity is better than nothing! And once it becomes a routine, you’ll never look back.

Use your lunch break wisely and go for a 30-minute walk.

Check out google maps and see if there are any parks nearby, and if there’s not, map out around a 3km track around the block. This will take you roughly 30 minutes. Keep a pair of runners under your desk so your feet are supported when you walk. Grab your head phones and breathe in that fresh air!

Make good use of company activities.

Lots of workplaces offer yoga and exercise classes or walking/running groups. These are great particularly for commuters who leave in the dark and get home in the dark and have no motivation to exercise at home!

Sit to stand desks

This may not be for everyone, but if it is a possibility for you, it is one to consider! Aussies spend on average 22 hours a week behind a desk. Imagine the effects on your body if you halved that figure by standing at your desk instead!

Moving gets the blood flowing through the body, it’s what we were designed to do!

Not only that but activity is known to boost productivity! So next time you think you don’t have time to fit in a 30-minute bout of movement, think of it as a natural brain stimulant to keep you working smarter and efficiently for the rest of the day!

Cheaper than coffee! #MOVEMENTISFREEDOM


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