Chair that sounds an alarm to stop office workers risking their health by sitting all day

A good excuse for a tea break! The chair that sounds an alarm to stop office workers risking their health by sitting all day The sitting pad measures the time a worker spends at their desk using a pressure sensorIt uses a microcontroller to create a time stamp when they stand upCan be set up to sound an alarm if a person has been sitting for too long | UPDATED: 16:24 GMT, 5 December 2012 Chained to the desk Researchers have developed a seat they hope will encourage workers to walk around Office workers who are moulded to their chairs all day could be persuaded to stretch their legs more often thanks to an 'alarming' invention.

A case of lazyitis? Not bothering to exercise should be treated as a medical condition

A case of lazyitis Not bothering to exercise 'should be treated as a medical condition'More doctors would prescribe supported progressive exercise if inactivity was treated as a medical condition, says Mayo Clinic expert | UPDATED: 15:57 GMT, 14 August 2012 A prolonged lack of exercise causes the body to become deconditioned It is common knowledge that a sedentary lifestyle can lead to obesity, which is a common cause of diabetes, high blood pressure and joint damage.

Dad"s got a baby bump: British men put on one and a half stone after having a child

Dad's got a baby bump: British men put on one and a half stone after having a childLack of time to exercise, an increase in the number of takeaways and endless sleepless nights are to blame | UPDATED: 04:35 GMT, 15 June 2012 British men are putting on an average of one and a half stone after having a child, recent research has found Experts believe a lack of time to exercise, an increase in the number of takeaways and endless sleepless nights are to blame for the growing problem.

Lunchtime heath risk: How that quick sandwich at your desk can double your risk of DVT

Lunchtime health risk: How that quick sandwich at your desk can double your risk of DVT | UPDATED: 00:50 GMT, 15 May 2012 Eating lunch at your desk could double the chances of developing a fatal blood clot, warn experts.

Stand up before you keel over: Sitting increases risk of dying in three years by 40%

Stand up before you keel over: Sitting increases risk of dying in three years by 40% | UPDATED: 10:46 GMT, 27 March 2012 Sitting down for 11 hours or more per day increases your chances of dying within three years – whether you're physically active or not.

Struggle to get out of your chair? Puffed-out on the stairs? Are you growing old before your time?

Struggle to get out of your chair Puffed-out on the stairs Could you be growing old before your time We all have those days when we feel much older than our age — but we usually bounce back after a good night’s sleep or taking it easy for a while. Far more insidious is the way certain bits of our bodies may actually be ageing much faster than they should or we expect them to, often without obvious warning. For instance, last week a report in the British Medical Journal suggested that our capacity for memory and reasoning can start to deteriorate from the age of just 45.

Just three MINUTES of exercise a week could prevent diabetes, say scientists

Just three MINUTES of exercise a week could prevent diabetes, say scientistsJumping on an exercise bike in just 20 second spurts can improve insulin function, scientists claim Jumping on an exercise bike in just 20 second spurts can improve insulin function, scientists claim Just one minute of exercise a day could prevent diabetes, researchers claimed today. Performing short cycle sprints three times a week could be enough to prevent and possibly treat type 2 diabetes. Scientists at the University of Bath asked volunteers to perform two 20-second cycle sprints on exercise bikes, three times per week.