Anyone who works in front of a computer sits for about eight hours a day. Fitting in a little exercise is essential. Photo: Alamy

If sitting is the new smoking, firms need to get staff on their feet – or risk being held liable for health effects of sedentary work

Researchers in the US say employers need to help reduce the harmful side effects of prolonged sitting – high blood pressure and cholesterol, excess body fat, increased risk of heart disease and cancer – or face bill for costs of inactivity

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Anyone who works in front of a computer sits for about eight hours a day. Fitting in a little exercise is essential. Photo: Alamy
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