“Above all, the measurements show that homeworkers switch more between sitting and standing; they get up and take more breaks from just sitting. A subsequent interview study also shows that homeworkers claim to have better opportunities for going outdoors and move around than when they are at the office.”
This is a clear advantage, according to the researchers, as prolonged sitting can cause pain and health problems of various kinds.
“At the end of last year, 30 percent worked from home to some extent, and Linda Widar underlines that employees’ tendencies to adopt health-promoting behavior when working remotely are valuable to be aware of for employers who want to offer employees the opportunity to work remotely.
“When working remotely, we both move around more and are more relaxed, and these are conditions which simply promote good health,” Linda Widar says.