26 Aug '13, 8am

[FITNESS] Creating a healthier workplace, plus exercises you can do in the office:

[FITNESS] Creating a healthier workplace, plus exercises you can do in the office:

We all know sitting at our desk for too long is bad for us, but according to Ian Tan, founder of hip, no-nonsense circuit gym Ritual , the consequences can be a lot worse than just a stiff neck. Says Tan, “We aren’t designed to sit for hours a day. We are designed to move. What comes are a slew of bodily aches on areas like the lower back, neck and shoulders. Combine this with poor nutrition, inadequate sleep, and stress from work and personal life, you’re asking for some serious health problems in the future.” Because of this, an increasing number of companies are seeking out Tan and others like him for help getting their employees on a healthier track. Of course, there are costs involved: hiring a trainer, arranging for classes and some working hours traded for exercise. But money needn’t be a bar, thanks to initiatives like the Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) Grant tha...

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