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Date Posted07/06/2018

Too Much Standing at Work Could Double Your Risk of Heart Disease

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If you spend most of your day standing on the job you may want to take heed of a recent study out of Ontario Canada which found that standing for prolonged periods of time can be just as bad for your health and too much sitting.

While previous studies have revealed the dangers of prolonged standing at work as chronic back pain and musculoskeletal disorders, new research adds cardiovascular disease to the list.

Researchers found that prolonged standing at work can also lead to blood pooling in the legs, increased pressure in the veins and increased oxidative stress, all of which can contribute to an increased risk of heart disease.

A more flexible work environment is advised and employers are advised to address the standing times of workers. Find out more http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/09/standing-much-work-double-risk-heart-disease-study-says/#.Wwm5TiAlE1l

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