Tags: desk jockeys | desk workers | add weight | changes in work habits affect obesity | sitting at work | sedentary lifestyle | sitting at desks

Desk Workers Pack on the Pounds

Friday, 08 Oct 2010 08:32 AM


Sitting at your desk may be putting pounds around your waist, according to a new Canadian study.

"People eat better and exercise more today than they did in the 1970s, yet obesity rates continue to rise," study researcher Carl-Étienne Juneau, of the University of Montreal, said in a statement. Changes in work habits might be the reason for the apparent contradiction, reports myhealthnewsdaily.com.

Although adults consumed fewer calories in 2004 and engaged in more physical activity during leisure hours than in the 1970s, they have become less active at work. This may help explain the continuing rise in obesity.

Effective measures to counteract inactivity during working hours include simple changes such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and getting up and walking during breaks.



To read the complete myhealthnewsdaily.com story — Go Here Now.




© HealthDay

 
1Like our page
2Share
Health-News
Sitting at your desk may be putting pounds around your waist, according to a new Canadian study.
desk jockeys,desk workers,add weight,changes in work habits affect obesity,sitting at work,sedentary lifestyle,sitting at desks
135
2010-32-08
Friday, 08 Oct 2010 08:32 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved