K-State Study Shows Shorter, More Frequent Breaks Help Sedentary Workers

29 Dec 2016

Higher Education

A sedentary lifestyle increases certain health risks, including obesity, diabetes, some types of cancer and cardiovascular disease. That's concerning for those who have desk jobs. New research from Kansas State University finds workers benefit more from taking short breaks throughout the day rather than just one or two long breaks.

K-State assistant professor in the department of food, nutrition, dietetics and health, Sara Rosenkranz, says that in the typical sedentary workplace it might not be possible to take two 15-minute breaks and that taking just a quick break by standing or using some other work-related task to be active might be more feasible.

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