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Is your job making you fat?
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Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:35 am Reply and quote this post
Actually Employment may be especially gainful for desk workers,I think it makes you feel lazy also.,
Most workers aren't lucky enough to have a fully equipped 71,000-square-foot fitness facility at the office, but health experts say finding ways to fit in fitness during the workday is an increasingly important strategy in the battle of the bulge.

Given that many people spend a big chunk of their waking hours at work, "your job certainly could be contributing to weight gain," says Cedric Bryant, chief exercise physiologist at the American Council on Exercise.

An ACE-commissioned study found that, not surprisingly, people whose work is largely conducted while sitting behind a desk, such as secretaries, lawyers and teachers, get little physical activity during the day.

"There's a huge difference in the amount of physical activity people get in different professions," says lead study author John Porcari, a professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. "There was almost a four-fold difference between the most active and the least active."

In the study, the researchers gave pedometers to 98 workers in 10 different occupations and asked them to wear the devices for three consecutive workdays.

Secretaries logged an average of 4,327 steps, less than half of the often-recommended goal of 10,000 steps a day for optimal health. Teachers got 4,726 steps, lawyers 5,062 and police officers 5,336

So love your Job, but care you health too..

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Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:31 pm Reply and quote this post
Your message was an eye opener to those whose jobs require long hours sitting behind their desks. I am one of them so  I workout on the the treadmilll 30 minutes everyday to avoid health woes.
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:38 pm Reply and quote this post
I wish! I sit at a desk all day and still can't seem to gain weight!
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:33 pm Reply and quote this post
Man a programmers profession is to sit and type codes i mean sit! for long long hours. Iv sat on a chair for a whole day once and when i tired to get up i was too lazy to
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