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Standing more often at work may have health benefits

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It's an everyday office enigma-many jobs require long hours of sitting behind a desk.

A sedentary lifestyle, however, has long been linked to multiple health problems, including weight gain and obesity.

Would simply standing more often make any difference?

Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez of the Mayo Clinic says even minimal activity throughout the day can help prevent heart attacks and stroke.

“We spend 10 hours of our lives every day at work-way more than we spend at home-so I think it makes sense to make our office one of our main settings for physical activity,” Dr. Lopez-Jimenez says. 

According to the CDC, many barriers to physical activity can be addressed by worksite physical activity programs.

For more information regarding weight loss at work, click here.

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