“Sitting down all day can lead to health problems!” says private healthcare company

Lethargy news now, with the revelation that we spend a lot of our time sitting down:

Chair-bound Britons spend 9 HOURS of their day sitting down (the same as a flight to the Caribbean)

If you think you spend all day sitting down, you’re probably right.

In fact, workers in Britain spend nine hours on their backsides each day – the equivalent of a flight to the Caribbean, a new poll found.

Most are spending five hours every day locked firmly in their office chair, managing to escape only for lunch and a quick stretch of their legs.

Source: Daily Mail, 7th February 2017

This isn’t just any old PR story that we’ve seen a million times before – this one is special:

An exclusive survey of 2,000 people for the MailOnline asked people about their daily sitting habits.

An exclusive survey for the MailOnline! Astonishing stuff. Does this mean it’s real research, rather than PR frippery? Not so much:

Jan Vickery, ‎head of musculoskeletal services for AXA PPP healthcare, who commissioned the research, said:, comments: ‘Sitting for prolonged periods of time can create muscle and joint problems and exacerbate existing ones.

Nope, it’s just an ad for private healthcare. Quite the exclusive…