Peterborough-based Anne Corder Recruitment, which is seeing an increasing number of inquiries from the Huntingdon area, has some advice which could benefit both company bosses and their staff. The suggestion that office working Brits spend the equivalent of 67 days a year sitting at their desk is quite staggering, said Anne. With this in mind, there is certainly a case for employers to encourage their staff to move around more and take regular breaks during the working day. There are also a number of practical solutions which employers can introduce; including offering staff a desk assessment, ergonomic chairs or laptop stands where suitable. Tips for sitting properly at your desk and some chair know-how: -\tMake sure your head is balanced and not leaning forward. -\tIdeally your forearms are parallel to the desk. -\tYour screen should be approximately arms length from you. -\tSit back in your chair ensuring good support. -\tThe top of your screen should be about eye level. -\tKeep your feet flat on the floor or on a footrest. -\tHips should be the same level or higher than the knees. Anne (pictured) added: Poor posture can affect almost every part of the body, and it also common to get pains in the elbow or wrist joints simply as a result of not sitting properly. This can lead to repetitive strain injury, and hunched shoulders can also cause neck pain and even headaches. No-one should feel they need to be confined to sitting at their desk all day at the expense of their health. It is in employers interests to offer proactive help and advice to protect the health of their employees. There are many simple things workers can do to stay active during the 9 to 5. This could start with something as simple as sipping on a small glass of water and standing up to refill it each time its empty or walking up and down the stairs.