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Study Says Most Workers Spend Majority of Time Sitting

by Rajashri on  August 11, 2009 at 9:10 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
 Study Says Most Workers Spend Majority of Time Sitting
A new study has found that many workers spend 70% of the day sitting down at their desks, which is actually increasing the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
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The study, sponsored by the nation's largest health insurer Medibank Private, also found that workers spend 77% in sedentary tasks at their desks and just 23% of the time in minor exercise like going over to the printer or the coffee machine.

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A small device called an accelerometer was used in the study to measure how much people exercised and it found that one-third of participants did 30 minutes of exercise as required by national guidelines.

More worryingly moderate exercise occupies just 5% of time on both work days as well as off days.




Source: Medindia
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