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Will IT cause chronic health problems?

Gabrielle Lis

Sedentary work and screen time leisure sound warning bells for the future health of the growing information technology (IT) workforce.

IT work is sedentary work IT workers in the UK are five times as likely to perform sedentary work than other similar workers. IT workers are also more likely to spend two-plus leisure hours each day on computer screen time. Compared to other workers, IT workers are more likely to be physically inactive. On some other determinants of health (smoking, BMI) IT workers perform better than expected. As yet, researchers haven’t measured ho...

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