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Occupational Sitting Hazard

From eNewsletter 2/14/2024

DID YOU KNOW that people who mainly sit while on the job increase their risk of dying of cardiovascular disease by more than one third compared with peers who largely don't sit at work, according to new research from JAMA Network Open

We talk to you all the time about not being too sedentary. Get up and move every 30 minutes or so. Keep the joints and muscles engaged. Now you have even more impetus to do it because the researchers found that daily breaks from sitting and leisure-time activity can help mitigate the serious risks associated with prolonged occupational sitting. Moreover, you would need to perform 30-45 minutes per day of sweat-inducing physical activity to counteract the negative effects of sitting all day at work!

To learn what is the right amount of strength training and read our physical activity update, go to this page.


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