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Home >> Summit >> 2017

ACTIVE WORKING – How Reducing Sedentary Behaviour at Work
Improves Wellness & Productivity
K&L Gates LLP
One New Change
London, EC4M 9AF
United Kingdom

Thurs 30th March 2017
08:30am – 18:00pm


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By Dame Carol Black (Event Ambassador)
Expert Adviser on Health and Work to NHS England and Public Health England.

"Consistent evidence has shown the health benefits of physical activity. We also know about the harms resulting from the lack of activity, from living a sedentary life. Being active is good for us, not just physically – that is obvious – but also for our state of mind, our mental health, and our overall sense of wellbeing.

Being inactive increases the risk of dying early. It is worse than smoking. Fortunately it seems that moderate physical activity of about an hour a day can remove the increased risk of death associated with prolonged sitting time at work. So there are grounds for adding physical activity to the sedentary life in the workplace, where many people are occupied much of the day sitting at a desk.

I am pleased that the Active Working Summit will bring this evidence to wider notice, encouraging changes in working practice that will help promote and safeguard the health and wellbeing of many people."