Increasing digitalisation continues to have a significant impact on one's private life and especially on professional life. Today we speak about a "sedentary lifestyle", which has unhealthy consequences. Those who do not move, changing from the chair at work to the seat of the car and at home to the TV chair are ridiculed as a "couch potatoes", and can cause their body serious and permanent damage.
Looking at behaviour and job situations at work today, one notes that people sit most of the time. Lack of exercise as well as rigid posture are considered the main problems of modern work. And not just in the office. Movement - both in professional life and leisure - is generally lacking. According to a study, adults spend up to 60 % each day seated.
SITTING FOR A LONG TIME IS DAMAGING
The resulting health problems affect the spine, heart, metabolism and the muscles. In addition to mental illness, the risk of cancer also increases. To counteract this, Interstuhl, in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute and the University of Tübingen has commissioned studies and developed various actions to make sedentary activity healthier. People should be made more sensitive as to how they sit and be aware of their seating behaviour.