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About Get Britain Standing


Whilst visiting a charity in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2013, Gavin Bradley was curious to understand why all the staff had access to Sit-Stand work stations – and what’s more they thought nothing of it.

Puzzled by this, Gavin decided to investigate the background to why Sweden (and indeed Scandinavia) is all Sit-Standing at work and he soon realised that there was some stark scientific research evidence which has resulted in legislation providing guidance to employers that office workers should have a right to height adjustable desks to reduce sitting time whilst at work.

Gavin decided that other countries needed simple (but stern) communication from the fast emerging area of sedentary science.

"In short we have dropped the ball and need to become more acutely aware of just how dangerous and widespread the health risks of prolonged sitting can be - irrespective of the levels of physical activity".

Hence GET BRITAIN STANDING was born

Our goal is to draw attention to the significant increase in health risks caused by sitting (i.e. heart disease, diabetes and cancer) and compelling benefits of converting sitting time to standing time whilst at work (wellbeing, productivity and positive attitude).

Our vision is that within 20 years more than 80 per cent of the workforce (four in five staff) will convert between 2 – 4 hours of sitting time with standing daily at their desk.

Please join in, follow us on social media and help spread our messages to GET BRITAIN STANDING.