Prolonged standing at work may be risky too.

If you spend most of your workday standing, you may be at a greater risk of heart disease compared to spending most of your workday sitting. This might mean that “combinations of sitting and standing are likely to have beneficial cardiovascular health benefits.” [1]

Interestingly, jobs that combine standing, sitting and walking seem to be more risky for women that for men: “While occupations that involved combinations of sitting, standing, and walking were associated with a decreased risk of heart disease among men, they were associated with an increased risk of heart disease among women.” [1]



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