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New study highlights why ‘sitting is the new smoking’

Reported by Haydee | 21 Sep, 2017

A new study finds that it’s not just the amount of time you spend sitting, but also the way in which sitting time is accumulated during the entire day that can affect the risk of early death.

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Standing too much at work? It could double your risk of heart disease, study says

Reported by Haydee | 15 Sep, 2017

Several recent studies have confirmed that prolonged sitting can reduce a person’s lifespan while increasing the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, but not much attention has been devoted to the effects of prolonged standing at work, despite previous studies linking it to chronic back pain and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). A new research has …

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Study: Excessive occupational sitting a work hazard

Reported by Haydee | 12 Aug, 2014

A new study conducted by researchers led by Professor Leon Straker of Curtin University revealed that excessive occupational sitting can lead to serious health conditions including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Sitting down for a long time has serious health risks, survey reveals

Reported by Haydee | 22 May, 2012

A new research conducted by the Chiropractic Association of Australia showed that workers sit up to 16 hours a day, with only a 73-minute window to be upright and active. The Herald Sun reports that the survey found the victims of the sitting epidemic were getting younger. The survey of 1009 Australians further revealed that …