As a culture we sit a lot. We sit for prolonged periods. If we have a desk job we sit even more.
Our body adapts to positions we use most. It adapts to our sitting position; flexed hips and forward arms.
This adaptation creates a new posture and different alignment for our body.
This new alignment is not as efficient as our neutral alignment and means our body cannot function optimally.
A sub-optimally functioning body leads to discomfort and dysfunction.
Discomfort and dysfunction adversely affects happiness and performance.
Poor performance costs businesses and individuals.
So what needs to happen?
We need to move more whilst we are sitting.
We need to break up our sitting time with different postitions.
We need to change our culture so that we recognise productivity is possible when we are not sitting still.
Why doesn’t it happen at the moment?
Because change is difficult.
Because most people haven’t spent the time working out how to be productive without prolonged sitting.
Because most people don’t understand why it matters to their body until they have pain or dysfunction.
Because we need to treat this as a real change; it needs to be lead from the top, it needs to supported organisation-wide and individuals need to see their ‘burning platform’ so movement throughout the day becomes a priority.
Why Backs for Business is the solution
We can show individuals just how much their body has already adapted to sitting using our unique tools and training.
We can work with your organisation to create a simple but effective change programme to reduce sedentarism in your workplace.
We can create individual programmes of Restorative Exercise for those recovering from pain or dysfunction.
We can recommend solutions to aid greater movement without compromising productivity.
We can, of course, also assess your workstations such that your workplace is compliant with DSE legislation.