Will Sitting Lawsuits Be Far Behind?

January 28, 2015 5:49 PM

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Will Sitting Lawsuits Be Far Behind?

We are a culture of almost non-stop sitting -- at work, in our car, in front of our TV. For many employees, the bulk of the time spent sitting is done at work, whether it's in front of a computer, in a meeting and even during lunch. A case in point is a recent client of mine where a good two-thirds of their employees work more than 50 hours a week and most of that is time is spent sitting. Many of these employees are overweight, which is no surprise.

Some employers are waking up to this fact and taking measures to minimize the health risks of sitting. In fact, a study done by the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management found that employees at a financial services firm who used a treadmill desk experienced a significant positive im...

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