Why Your Job is Killing You [infographic]

This infographic from Online University has news that will send shivers down the spine: Your job is killing you. Sedentary jobs slow workers’ metabolism, promote obesity and increase rates of death from heart disease. Workplace stress causes 1 million workers to call out from work every day, while stress-related expenses cost U.S. businesses some $200 billion each year. What’s an office dweller to do?

Workers with sedentary jobs do have some recourse. The infographic advocates standing and stretching throughout the day, practicing good hygiene at work and staying as active as possible after your shift.

The full Online University infographic appears below. Are you surprised by any of the statistics it shares?

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(Photo credit: Online University)