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Can a standing desk reduce your prostate cancer risk?

According to research recently published in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention, the simple fact of having an office desk job can increase the risk of prostate cancer in men.

The scientists who conducted the research found that there was an important link between physical activity while at work and prostate cancer: those who worked as bakers, barbers, labourers and in other professions that involve standing for much of the day were far less likely to get prostate cancer than those with a more sedentary role, such as civil servants and those working in office jobs.

Every year in Britain there are around 32,000 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed, with 10,000 men dying from the disease each year - but it seems that there are things that can be done to reduce the risks. In the study, it was found that men with office jobs, who spend a lot of the day seated, were 30% more likely to have cancer of the prostate, suggesting that physical activity is key to helping to keep the disease at bay.

If you work in an office job, stop and think about how much of your day you spend sitting down. We'd guess that it's probably at least 8 hours - and as humans, we weren't designed for so much sedentary time. As the years have crept forward, our lives have become far more sedentary - which explains why we now have far higher incidences of problems such as heart disease, obesity and, indeed, prostate cancer.

According to research recently published in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention, the simple fact of having an office desk job can increase the risk of prostate cancer in men. 

The solution? A standing desk in your workplace. A height adjustable desk allows you to stand while you work, burning calories during your working day and benefiting your body in a huge number of different ways.

You may think, if you're an office worker, that you have no choice when it comes to staying seated - but the health benefits of stand up desks are too great to ignore.

Nick White November 13, 2014 0 tags (show)

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