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Sitting's the New Smoking: What Does That Mean For Truckers?

February 24, 2015

Sitting down: it's one thing truckers do more than virtually anybody else. When you’re spending as much as 11 hours of your day driving, it's easy to see why so little time is spent on a physical activity.

And that's cause for concern, since several recent studies have shown that sitting for extended periods of time can lead to cardiovascular problems, weight gain, depression, diabetes, some forms of cancer, and even premature death. Researchers behind one recent study concluded that "higher amounts of daily total sitting time are associated with greater risk of all-cause mortality and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity appears to attenuate [lessen] the hazardous association."

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