People who sit still for prolonged periods of time -- such as desk workers or
couch potatoes -- have a higher risk of disease than those who move a muscle
every now and then in a non-exercise manner, such as walking up the stairs to
grab a cup of coffee.
A podcast, published by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety,
highlights the health issues surrounding prolonged sitting at work, and what
workers can do to avoid the risks of sitting too long. The podcast runs 3:55
AplusA-online.de - Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety