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For those of you slaving away at your (non-standing) desks all day, what can you do to develop better sitting habits? Don’t slump now – there are many ways to sit properly in your chair.

Curtin University physiotherapy expert Professor Leon Straker says the nature of your work and time spent in the hot-seat matters. Writing for The Conversation, he advises those glued to their screens (and chairs) for more than seven hours a day to find ways to reduce the total amount of time spent sitting.

“Break up long periods of sitting with movement. Aim never to sit for longer than 30-60 minutes without allowing your body to experience alternative posture and movement, such as a short walk,” he says.

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