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Stand during working day to prevent health risks of sedentary jobs, says guidance

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2961 (Published 02 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2961
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

People whose jobs are predominantly desk based should be encouraged to stand up and walk about for at least two hours during each working day, says the first UK guidance developed to reduce the health risks of prolonged sitting at work.1

Growing evidence has shown links between a sedentary lifestyle and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers. To help reduce this risk Public Health England and a UK community …

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