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Why desk workers are likelier to turn lazy

Sitting at the work desk all day means that an employee is more likely to slump on the sofa at home and do no exercise, a new study has claimed. The average office worker spends five hours 41 minutes daily at their desk, which is almost as long as the seven hours they spend sleeping.

health-and-fitness Updated: Jan 14, 2012 17:34 IST

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Sitting at the work desk all day means that an employee is more likely to slump on the sofa at home and do no exercise, a new study has claimed. The average office worker spends five hours 41 minutes daily at their desk, which is almost as long as the seven hours they spend sleeping, the Daily Express reported.

OfficeAccording to researchers at Loughborough University, these deskbound workers are more likely to turn into couch potatoes, increasing their risk of obesity. The trend is partly blamed on technology making it easier for lazy staff to email a colleague rather than walk over to see them.

First Published: Jan 14, 2012 15:08 IST