The Importance of Development Student's Health and Safety Guidelines for Sitting in The Classroom: A Brief Overview

2023 International Journal of Advanced Research in Education and Society  
Research has linked prolonged sitting will cause several health concerns. Our bodies are designed to move, and research has shown that sedentary lifestyles increase health risks. In addition, musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), diabetes, cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and sedentary lifestyles can lead to premature mortality. Sitting between 4 - 8 hours will indicate a medium risk of sitting disease and sitting between 8 - 11 hours will demonstrate high trouble of sitting disease. In Malaysia,
more » ... idelines on Occupational Safety and Health for Seating at Work were developed for workers, but unfortunately, this guideline does not include primary and secondary school students. This situation causes many discrepancies in school furniture's provision and specification requirements.
doi:10.55057/ijares.2022.4.4.2 fatcat:mustni5hdnbzrnv4wfvpzhv64m