Office workers must exercise for one hour a day to combat the deadly risk of modern working lifestyles, a major Lancet study has found.
Not quite as onerous as it sounds
A decent walk – at a speed of just over three miles an hour – was enough to achieve the benefit, he stressed.
“You don’t need to do sport, you don’t need to go to the gym, it’s OK doing some brisk walking maybe in the morning, during your lunchtime, after dinner in the evening. You can split it up over the day but you need to do at least one hour,” he said.
That hour in the evening standing at the bar and wandering out for a smoke now and again qualifies, no? I mean, that’s walking?
Ever so slightly more seriously I absolutely hate the way I feel with no exercise at all. And yes, that 15 minute wander to the office and back (when in Czech) does indeed help. Although as the stories about cycling will tell, in reasonable weather I do rather more than that.