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Thursday, 4 June 2015

PicoMicroYacht safer than my job?

Apparently, sitting too much is dangerous but not necessarily when rowing PicoMicroYacht. 

The Port of London Authority were interested in my safety as I finished my voyage to Gravesend.

(Tim took a photo - a bit cheeky to include this without permission but Tim has twittered it, so I hope it is ok. He was tweeting to @girlaboutthames who was curious about PicoMicroYacht. Nice photography).

Tim from the Port of London Authority decided to quiz me from his launch.  He was polite and pleasant, checking me out to determining whether I was at risk and warning me of the river dangers. 

Tim's Port of London Authority catamaran launch -stylish boat in my view

However, it turns out that one of the most risky things I do is sitting at my computer desk at work.

According to the Guardian newspaper:

'Office workers should spend a minimum of two hours on their feet at work – building up to an ideal four hours – in order to avoid the ill effects of a sedentary lifestyle, according to a study co-commissioned by Public Health England.....Research has long linked excessive time spent sitting to increased risk of morbidity or premature death.

Guardian 1st JUNE 2015

Nobody at work quizzes me about that!

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