| Feb 09, 2016
Decreasing levels of physical activity increases the risk for obesity and various chronic
health problems. Dramatic changes in occupational physical activity may be a major contributor to the declining rates of overall physical activity in the United States. For example, there has been a decrease in labor-intensive occupations and a large growth in seated “9-to-5” computerized jobs in a modern office. Health problems due to declining physical activity may be compounded by recent suggestions that prolonged sitting may exert an independent harmful effect on health. Thus, the World Health Organization has now recognized the workplace as a “priority-setting” for health promotion.
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