On your feet
Your office job could be wreaking havoc on your heart and waistline. A study by the Warwick Medical School in the UK found a distinct link between sedentary work and a bigger waist circumference and higher risk of cardiovascular disease. The research suggests waist circumference increases by 2cm, and the risk of cardiovascular diseases by 0.2 per cent, for every additional hour of sitting on top of five hours. The participants who showed zero risk were walking more than 15,000 steps per day, which equates to around 12km.