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BETHESDA, MARYLAND - Whether you work in a tribal office, on a tribal construction site, or as a waitress at your tribal casino, how you work can affect your health.
An analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, N-HANES, found that employment status can affect physical activity levels.
Within fulltime employed adults, those with active jobs such as construction workers, waiters and waitresses, had more activity than those with sedentary jobs, such as secretaries and administrators.
The study used accelerometers to measure intensity of all body movements, not just steps.
Regardless of employment status, researchers suggest people exercise, to reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, was supported by the National Institutes of Health.
posted August 17, 2011 6:00 am edt
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