• Sunday, August 14, 2022

HEALTH

 Men who have highly physical jobs may die early 

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By: Keerthi Mohan

Men with strenuous physical occupation have a higher risk of dying early compared to those who have desk jobs, a new study reveals. The study conducted by researchers from the VU University Medical Center in Netherlands show that there’s an apparent “physical activity paradox” where exercise can be harmful at work, but beneficial when performed in leisure time. Pieter Coenen, a public health researcher at VU University medical centre in Amsterdam, said: “While we know leisure-time physical activity is good for you, we found that occupational physical activity has an 18% increased risk of early mortality for men. These men are…

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