Office workers must exercise for one hour a day to combat the deadly risk of modern working lifestyles, a major Lancet study has found.

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Bummer.  “Research on more than one million adults found that sitting for at least eight hours a day could increase the risk of premature death by up to 60 per cent.”

Bigger Bummer.  “Office workers must exercise for one hour a day to combat the deadly risk of modern working lifestyles, a major Lancet study has found.”

Huge Bummer.  “Scientists said sedentary lifestyles were now posing as great a threat to public health as smoking, and were causing more deaths than obesity.”

This is scary.  Clearly, we office workers need to take this seriously.  We need to begin to or continue to take active ownership of our own health.    

Yet as scary as this research is, it also offers opportunities for smart, caring leaders to double down on their efforts to provide office environments that support and nourish the mental, physical and spiritual well-being of their employees.