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Date PostedJune 7, 2018

Standing Too Much on The Job Could Increase Your Heart Disease Risk

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In the construction industry we have a tendency to stand for extended periods of time as we undertake certain tasks on the construction site and this could be damaging our health.

A recent study reveals that this standing can actually increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and in fact is just as bad for your health as prolonged periods of sitting at work.

In the past prolonged standing has been linked to chronic back pain and musculo-skeletal disorders (MSD) but researchers from Ontario Canada have found that it also increases blood pooling in the legs, increased pressure in the veins and increased oxidative stress.

The study which was conducted over a 12 year period, found that primarily standing at work, doubles the likelihood of developing heart disease compared to people who primarily sit.

Source: http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/09/standing-much-work-double-risk-heart-disease-study-says/#.Wwm5TiAlE1l

Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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