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BackCare Awareness Week 6th – 12th October 2014

BackCare Awareness Week 6th – 12th October 2014
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Stand, Sit and Move.

The charity Back Care is celebrating Back Care Awareness this week and is addressing Office workers with their Stand Sit and Move campaign.

“About 7.6 million working days were lost due to work-related back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders from 2010 to 2011 according to an NHS study.” (http://www.backcare.org.uk/blog/backcare-awareness-week-2014/ – 05/10/2014)

They are encouraging us all to

  • Ensure you “Stand, Sit and Move” around your desk
  • Take regular breaks and Stretch your back every half an hour
  • Get your work station ergonmics reviewed – is it set up correctly.
  • If you are using phones regularly use headsets to reduce the stress on your neck muscles.
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