Women who work sitting have greater risk of dying sooner
June 26, 2011:
According to the Daily Mail, “Women who work sitting for more than forty hours a week have a 40% risk of dying than those who only spend three hours working sitting during the day, according to a study done by the American Cancer Association”.
The study was conducted among 123.000 persons of more than 14 years old, among which 20% consisted of men and concluded that “Women who work sitting more than forty hours a week are at risk of having a shorter life”.
Sitting for long periods of time increases the risk of cardiovascular problems, diabetes, depression and obesity and those who work behind a desk also have the risk of colon cancer.
These people’s risk increases if they are also smokers.
Some companies are already aware of the risk and try to fight health problems with tapes that workers can run and more ergonomic desks.
But experts assured that “this is only harmful if done in long term”.