Physically demanding jobs linked to early death in men

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Susan Perry Men with physically strenuous jobs may be at a higher risk of early death than men with sedentary jobs, according to a study published Monday in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.This finding offers new evidence in support of the “physical activity paradox” — the observation from some earlier studies that the health effects of occupational physical activity are different from those of leisure-time physical activity.Regular physical activity is, of course, widely acknowledged as one of cornerstones of a healthy lifestyle. Not getting enough exercise has been linked to dying prematurely from a host of medical problems, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.U.S. health guidelines recommend that people engage...

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Physically demanding jobs linked to early death in men

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