WORKING IN AN OFFICE IS ‘AS BAD AS SMOKING’—BUT ONE HOUR OF EXERCISE WILL OFFSET HEALTH RISKS

0 comments / Posted on by Daniel Tahany

Scientists have warned that sedentary lifestyles are posing a great threat than obesity.

Office workers must exercise for one hour a day to combat the deadly risk of modern working lifestyles, a major Lancet study has found.Research on more than one million adults found that sitting for at least eight hours a day could increase the risk of premature death by up to 60 percent.

They urged anyone spending hours at their desk to change their daily routine to take a five-minute break every hour, as well as exercise at lunchtimes and evenings.Scientists said sedentary lifestyles were now posing as great a threat to public health as smoking, and were causing more deaths than obesity.An hour of brisk walking or cycling spread over a day was enough to combat the dangers of eight hours sitting in the office, they said.

Currently, public health advice in the U.K. recommends just half this level of activity. But almost half of women and one third of men fail to achieve even this, according to the report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

0 comments

Leave a comment

All blog comments are checked prior to publishing

x