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Date PostedJune 7, 2018

Standing too much at Work Could Damage Your Health

According to new research out of Ontario Canada, standing too much at work can be just as damaging to your health as too much sitting.

Researchers say standing too long can lead to blood pooling in the legs, increase pressure in the veins and increased oxidative stress, which can all contribute to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

The research, The Relationship Between Occupational Standing and Sitting and Incident Heart Disease Over a 12-year Period shows the health impact of prolonged sitting, with researchers comparing the risk of heart disease among more than 7000 workers across varying occupations.

The researchers found that those who primarily stand at work are twice as likely to develop heart disease as people who primarily sit.

This research should be heeded by the construction industry, who have a tendency to value productivity over health and safety in many cases.

See more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/09/standing-much-work-double-risk-heart-disease-study-says/#.Wwm5TiAlE1l

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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