On your feet

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - WELLBEING -

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.

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