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Sedentary Work: Evidence of an emerging health and safety issue

While you may have heard that sitting all day at work may be bad for your health, you may not realise that small and frequent changes from sitting and less time sitting in total can mitigate the potential harm.

Especially prolonged unbroken sitting time is associated with a range of health problems including musculoskeletal disorders, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, some cancers and premature mortality.

Compounding this, health problems caused by prolonged sitting remain even if you exercise vigorously every day, highlighting that excessive sitting and physical inactivity are separate health hazards.

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