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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Office desks 'bad for health'

OFFICE workers spend an average of five hours 41 minutes sitting at their desk every day -- almost as much time as their nightly sleep, according to a new study.

Research among 1,000 employees found that those who sit for longer at work were likely to spend most time sitting down when they got home.

Occupational psychologists from the UK's Loughborough University, who conducted the study, said prolonged sitting at a desk was potentially bad for a worker's mental and physical wellbeing.

Researcher Dr Myanna Duncan said: "Go and talk to your colleagues face to face, it's a lot more sociable and better for you than emailing them."

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