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Is your office job killing you?

Zafar Anjum | March 25, 2015
Our office jobs are indeed slowly killing us, reveals a study

Do you work in an office and spend most of your time sitting in front of a screen?

If yes, then consider this:

-          Every hour of sitting watching a screen reduces life expectancy by 22 minutes

-          Office workers average 2,500 - 3,000 steps per day, rather than the 10,000 recommended by the World Health Organisation

-          For people who sit most of the day, their risk of heart attack is about the same as smoking

This is according to Leo Tech Services Pte Ltd, the technological brain behind Globetrekker Challenge, which has uncovered several workplace statistics that should get us worrying about our health.

And according to the company, it's not just about the employees. A direct relationship was also found between healthy workers and a (financially) healthier company. Do you know that unhealthy workers cost an organisation $3,321 more per person than their healthier colleagues in annual medical fees?

Here are some more stats in this infographic.




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