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<br /> Do you have a<br /> sedentary job?<br /> A sedentary lifestyle<br /> – and how it affects<br /> your health<br /> Danica Prevention & Health,<br /> knowledge and tools<br /> The human body is<br /> built for motion<br /> You are probably sitting down as you read this. Sitting can help<br /> your body relax after activity, but your body would like you to<br /> stand up again soon.<br /> Most of us sit too much. The average per-<br /> son in Denmark sits for more than eight<br /> hours a day. Many people with sedentary<br /> jobs sit for up to 15 hours a day.<br /> This sedentary lifestyle is not good for our<br /> body. The human body’s unique structure<br /> enables us to stand despite the force of<br /> gravity. Our blood flow is dependent on<br /> us being in motion, our skin is elastic so it<br /> moulds to our motion as we flex our arms<br /> and legs. Leading a sedentary lifestyle<br /> (particularly if we sit hunched over a PC,<br /> tablet, mobile p<a title="DAN90830 140x140_stillesiddende arbejde_UK page 1" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/554d6323?page=1"> Do you have a sedentary job? A sedentary lifesty</a> <a title="DAN90830 140x140_stillesiddende arbejde_UK page 2" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/554d6323?page=2"> The human body is built for motion You are proba</a> <a title="DAN90830 140x140_stillesiddende arbejde_UK page 3" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/554d6323?page=3"> into in a sitting position. Your legs may swell a</a> <a title="DAN90830 140x140_stillesiddende arbejde_UK page 4" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/554d6323?page=4"> It doesn’t take very much Small changes in your</a> <a title="DAN90830 140x140_stillesiddende arbejde_UK page 5" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/554d6323?page=5"> </a> <a title="DAN90830 140x140_stillesiddende arbejde_UK page 6" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/554d6323?page=6"> Tips for sitting less and becoming healthier</a> <a title="DAN90830 140x140_stillesiddende arbejde_UK page 7" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/554d6323?page=7"> Before going to work: 1. Is it possible for you </a> <a title="DAN90830 140x140_stillesiddende arbejde_UK page 8" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/554d6323?page=8"> More motion in your daily life</a> <a title="DAN90830 140x140_stillesiddende arbejde_UK page 9" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/554d6323?page=9"> We were made to walk a lot, and the motion of wal</a> <a title="DAN90830 140x140_stillesiddende arbejde_UK page 10" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/554d6323?page=10"> Sources • Marc Hamilton, Ph.D., professor of </a> <a title="DAN90830 140x140_stillesiddende arbejde_UK page 11" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/554d6323?page=11"> • Videncenter for Arbejdsmiljø: “Stillesiddend</a> <a title="DAN90830 140x140_stillesiddende arbejde_UK page 12" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/554d6323?page=12"> DAN90830 · 2018.03 · Danske Bank A/S · CVR-nr. 61</a>