Most of us have a primarily sedentary job that forces us to sit most of the day. A new study from Australia's VicHealth suggests that employers should proactively encourage workers to stand more at work. Doing so would save the Australian economy some $11 billion every year -- that's the cost of sitting-induced injuries like musculoskeletal disorders, which represent between 15 and 22 percent of sick leave there.
"This isn't just about standing up," warned David Dunstan, an associate professor at the Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute. "It's about being encouraging to move around more frequently, and not having everyone just sit around all day. We need to have more activity in the workplace."
Read on for five ways managers can help employees stand more at work.