Desk job is injurious to healthJanuary 15th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) A British study has said people in desk jobs could be compromising with their health as it often perpetrates a sedentary lifestyle.
According to the research, sitting at a desk all day means you are more likely to slump on the sofa at home and perform no exercise. The average office worker spends five hours 41 minutes daily at their desk, almost as long as the seven hours they spend sleeping, the Daily Express reported.
These deskbound workers are more likely to turn into couch potatoes, increasing their risk of obesity, says the researchers at the Loughborough University, a research-based campus university in Britain’s Leicestershire county.
The trend is partly blamed on technology making it simpler for lazy people at offices to email a colleague rather than walking over to see them, it adds.
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