Occupational Physical Activity
In a famous epidemiological study by Dr. Jeremy Morris, bus conductors who climbed stairs to collect tickets from passengers had lower rates of dying than the more sedentary bus drivers
Lifestyle physical activity can include activity accrued as part of occupational tasks. The study described in this study demonstrated that the act of taking stairs on a regular basis led to differences in health, and mortality. While it is not easy for office workers to completely change the nature of their work environment, taking stairs on a regular basis is certainly a good habit to get into to promote additional physical activity.
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