You Probably Still Need to Exercise, Even if You Have a Busy Job.
According to a new study, having a busy job may not provide enough exercise to meet the current physical activity recommendations to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD). The small study followed 83 employees working in six occupation groups during a typical work week. Employees wore a pedometer to record steps and energy expenditure. The researchers found that only 6% of the participants reached the recommended amount of 10,000 steps per day during working hours, while 30% were described as “sedentary” (achieving less than 5,000 steps per day).
EuroPrevent Congress, July 2015