Inactive Health Risk

31 January 2019

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Only exercising at the weekend doesn’t protect office workers who sit down for long periods from chronic health conditions, a new study has warned.

Runner390The study, warns many people incorrectly assume that keeping active during personal time will protect them from the danger of sitting for long periods when working in an office.

222 desk-based workers and 121 managers were surveyed to rate the healthiness of various combinations of sitting and physical activities during work and personal time.

According to the study, a high level of physical activity does not eliminate the risk from prolonged sitting, yet managers failed to rate uninterrupted sitting as being unhealthy as long as minimum physical activity recommendations outside of work were met.

Managers should promote more physical activity in the workplace, even if it’s just standing up and stretching once an hour.