Philippines Mandates Walking And Standing Breaks For Desk Workers

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In order to battle the crisis of sitting down for too long, Philippines’ Department of Labor and Employment has passed on a ruling to allow desk workers at least 5 minutes of break every 2 hours. Scientific studies have long warned that sitting down for too long increases the chances of diabetes, heart conditions, back problems and other medical issues. Studies have shown that even if a person is engaged in additional physical activities, the ill effects of prolonged sitting are not compensated.

Sitting For Too Long

Companies in the Philippines have been instructed to provide employees with desks and infrastructure where employees can work while standing. They must also conduct regular fitness activities like cardio and calisthenics for the employees. All of these changes have to implemented within the next two weeks and government inspection will be conducted from time to time.

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Soumyajit is an SAP technical consultant with a flair for writing. An avid blog reader, he started off with a free WordPress blog and slowly moved to his own personal news and blog site. Apart from writing he loves reading books, playing table tennis and long bike trips. He is currently trying to learn playing guitar and failing miserably.

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