Yes, you read that right
Working in an office is worse than smoking, a new study has found.
Sedentary office work has in some way or the other leads to 5.3m deaths across the globe every year. Meanwhile, smoking-related issues killed 5.1m.
The study was led by Prof Ulf Ekelund, of the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences and the University of Cambridge, who said that he could not “stress enough the importance of getting exercise” for those who have sedentary lifestyles.
He added: “An hour of physical activity per day is the ideal, but if this is unmanageable, then at least doing some exercise each day can help reduce the risk.
The study pointed out that sitting for a long time as well as being inactive is detriment to health. Researchers have called on office workers to be physically activer in order to lower the risk of pre-mature death.