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Take breaks to reduce injury
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 00:00
“Sitting for long periods of time affects the muscles around our joints … your hip flexors become much more overactive and tighter; synergistically your glutes then become very weak. That’s when you start to see people picking up injuries when they exercise. We continue to see people suffering from hamstring problems and runner’s knee as a result of regular inactivity,” says Lucie Noble, senior physiotherapist at London Bridge Hospital, in light of new research published by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. The study found that one in five of us work through our lunch break, and of those who do manage to take a break, half eat at their desk, and only one in five go outside. Create triggers to keep active, and move around every hour, concludes Noble.