It’s time we all valued the future health of Britain’s office workers. For many years we’ve known that our sedentary working culture is damaging us, not only by raising the risk of disease, musculoskeletal injury and chronic pain, but also by making us stressed, depressed and unhappy at work.
Studies show that sitting for too long can cause significant health problems. One of the biggest pieces of research conducted to date shows that prolonged sitting raises the risk of:
• diabetes by 112%
• cardiovascular ‘events’ by 147%
• death by cardiovascular ‘events’ by 90%
• death from any cause by 49%.
The cost of absenteeism and lost productivity is debilitating to the economy - but not nearly as debilitating as the cost to human health and potential.
Now it’s time to act.
From this April, Posturite is staging free workplace health symposiums across the country. Each symposium will feature four leading experts giving talks on workplace health and happiness, discussing the latest research, revealing ways to improve working environments and answering your questions.
Attendees will learn about the active working revolution, network with like minded people and keep abreast of the latest government regulations and trends in office working.
Our symposiums will be held in six key locations spanning the country:
• Edinburgh - 21 April 2016
• Newcastle - 12 April 2016
• Liverpool - 14 April 2016
• Birmingham - 26 April 2016
• Bristol - 27 April 2016
• London - 28 April 2016.
Each symposium will open at 10.30am, with two talks in the morning lasting 45 minutes each, followed by a free lunch and two afternoon talks. All-day refreshments will be provided, and doors will close at 3pm.
Senior Events Coordinator Adele Carvil said: "We have worked to put together a programme which we hope will address the topics that are currently trending in the workplace. We are looking forward to being out on the road interacting with those from the industry and investigating solutions together."
You can find out more about the events and book your place here.
Posturite, the UK market leader in workplace ergonomics, has been helping individuals stay comfortable, healthy and more productive at work for 25 years.
In addition to world-class ergonomic furniture design and set-up, Posturite also specialises in interactive training software to help staff stay safe, healthy and happy in the workplace. Posturite regularly holds events around the UK, inviting key industry figures to speak about various pertinent work and health-related topics.