Musculoskeletal disorders

Replacing sitting time with activity reduces risk of early death by up to 35%

Replacing 30 minutes of sedentary time per day with the same period of high-intensity activity reduces the risk of an...

Improved occupational health access will help NHS achieve long term goals

9 Jan 2019

Employers have a vital role to play in helping the NHS deliver plans that it hopes will prevent around 85,000...

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Projects that help workers self-manage health conditions win funding

22 Nov 2018

Almost £4 million in government funding has been allocated to 19 projects designed to help people manage their health conditions...

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Sedentary workers who are active outside working hours still at risk

15 Nov 2018

Many employees are wrongly perceiving that having an active lifestyle outside of the workplace negates the ill-effects associated with sedentary...

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Working days lost to stress increase by nearly a quarter

31 Oct 2018

The number of working days lost to stress rose by almost a quarter last year, suggesting that employers need to...

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Workers spend 67 days a year sitting at their desks

17 Oct 2018

Eight in 10 (81%) office workers spend between four and nine hours a day sitting at their desks – equating...

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Toolkit launched to help health professionals promote physical activity

17 Oct 2018

A toolkit that will help health professionals advise patients on how physical activity can help manage their conditions and aid...

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Fifth of arthritis sufferers quit work because of unsupportive employers, warns charity

17 Oct 2018

More than a third of people with arthritis or related conditions are out of work, with a fifth being forced...

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Study highlights health and work benefits of sit-stand desks

11 Oct 2018

Office workers who are equipped with a sit-stand desk are more productive, healthier and happier than those who are not,...

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More than a third of homeworkers suffer back pain

11 Oct 2018

More than a third (37%) of homeworkers have experienced new back pain since they began working remotely, with many receiving...

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Promoting workplace wellbeing

10 Oct 2018

PROMOTED | The cost of mental and musculoskeletal ill-health in the workplace in terms of lost productivity and absence is well-documented. But there is much employers can do to be proactive...

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Study finds link between arthritis and depression in older people

1 Oct 2018

Arthritis is more prevalent in older people with depression, a US study has found, highlighting the importance of screening for...

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Understanding the mindset behind sedentary lifestyles

7 Sep 2018

Most of us understand all too well we need to be less sedentary. But just being told you need to...

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Managing lower back pain disorders

7 Sep 2018

Low back disorders account for more than a third of all work-related musculoskeletal disorders, and occupational health can play an...

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Fit for work? How to get sedentary workers on their feet

3 Aug 2018

Fit in 50 is a new booklet designed to offer practical and accessible exercises to get sedentary employers out of...

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