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Office workers should walk 10,000 steps every day
Back pain and tension: Anyone who spends a lot of time sitting because of his job is putting his health at risk. Office workers should therefore ensure that there is sufficient movement in between. Health experts recommend taking at least 10,000 steps a day.
All day on the office chair
Millions of people in Germany spend their working day seated, mostly do not move much and are constantly staring at a monitor. It is therefore not surprising that complaints such as neck tension, headaches, eye flickering and tired, dry eyes often appear in office workers. Above all, your back suffers when you spend a lot of time on the chair for work-related reasons. Those affected should therefore prevent.
Back pain from office work
To avoid back problems caused by office work as much as possible, good ergonomics at the workplace should be ensured. Adequate exercise in the office is also particularly important.
The Association Healthy Back (AGR) in a message from the news agency dpa points out that office workers should take care to take at least 10,000 steps every day.
At least 10,000 steps a day
Unfortunately, many do not even get half. The movement prevents tension in the back and thus ensures that the intervertebral discs remain elastic. The steps per day can be counted, for example, with a pedometer app on the smartphone.
People who start such programs are often disappointed when they see the results. "Many are surprised at how few steps they actually take each day," explained occupational physician Christoph Oberlinner in an older dpa report. But control via the app could be an incentive to integrate more exercise into everyday life.
Oberlinner, who is on the board of the German Society for Occupational Medicine and Environmental Medicine, also advocates balancing office work with at least 10,000 steps a day. (ad)