Hard Physical Labor and Health

For decades we got boosted with the concept that more physical work is equal to a more fit life. Very recently we spotted in news that experts are thinking about working in office on treadmills instead of stationary desks to avoid the sedentary type lifestyle of employees. This may help keep the heart disease risks away (LINK). What makes me both  love and hate medical science is its always confusing nature. What we knew yesterday, doctors might say something opposite tomorrow. With that much of introduction let me dive in the topic I am discussing here today- recently studies found that people who do physically demanding type labor jobs are more prone to get a heart attack or stroke, although the answer why such happens is yet not known.

Some believe, it might be because such group of people have lot of stress at work and are financially weak (hence they can’t access health care); although to some extent that might be true but what sounds most weird is how can so much physically active individuals get strokes or heart attacks when sedentary-obese type lifestyle was the prime accused before. Hope, in future the scientific explanations of such associations will unfold but if we try exploring our common sense it might say that too much of anything is bad i.e. nor too sedentary life is good neither too much of physical activity is good – may be an adjusted lifestyle in between somewhere is best although not always possible in real life.

A labourer of Agame

A labourer of Agame

You may share your opinions below in the comments section. For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider. Please cross check information from other sources too. Reference: http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=675490