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Take a stand: Eight ways to sit less while working from home

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Walking while you talk on the phone is a great way to add movement to your day (stock photo)

Walking while you talk on the phone is a great way to add movement to your day (stock photo)

Walking while you talk on the phone is a great way to add movement to your day (stock photo)

Are you sitting comfortable? Probably. According to a survey this week that’s how most of us are spending our time these days.

Thanks to coronavirus restrictions and a rise in working from home, there has been a huge increase in the time spent in chairs and sofas around Ireland. According to the study, more than half of us are now sitting for an average of two hours and 40 minutes longer each day than we would have done in our traditional office setting. With sedentary behaviour associated with a wealth of negative health complaints, including increased risk of heart disease and stroke, the Irish Heart Foundation is urging desk-workers to Escape Your Chair. But just what small changes can we do to sit less and move more during the working-from-home day?

1 Have a versatile desk space