HEAT ALERT

Hot and humid weather moves in Tuesday for Long Island

Study: People with sedentary jobs more at risk of dying earlier

Researchers from Taiwan followed close to a half a million people for 12 years comparing those who had inactive jobs, people who were partly active at work and employees who were active all the time.

Carmen Grant

Jan 20, 2024, 1:45 AM

Updated 149 days ago

Share:

A new study found people who had sedentary jobs with little physical activity were more at risk of dying at a younger age.
Researchers from Taiwan followed close to a half a million people for 12 years comparing those who had inactive jobs, people who were partly active at work and employees who were active all the time.
Cardiologist Adam Auerbach, of Northwell Health, helped to explain the findings.
"Being sedentary at your work increased the risk of dying by 16% for all-cause mortality, and 34% for cardiovascular deaths,” says Auerbach.
He says to increase life expectancy," It's critical people are getting at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise of aerobic intensity outside of work."
The study can be found on the medical website, the Jama Network Open.


More from News 12