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Office Wellbeing | The Pros and Cons of a Treadmill Desk

Jun 22, 2016 9:37:28 AM

There’s a new saying these days: “Sitting is the new smoking.” Over the last decade, new studies have come out to tell us just how bad sitting is for our health. According to these studies, Office workers who sit for extended periods of time are more likely to be obese, and to suffer from back pain, diabetes, and heart disease. In fact, those who sit for more than 11 hours a day have up to a 40% higher chance of dying prematurely than peers who sit for under 4 hours a day! (1, 2)

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