Exercise is good for you – unless it’s part of your job

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Scientists find physically demanding jobs are linked to greater risk of early death

Men who work as labourers or in other physically demanding roles have a greater risk of dying early than those with more sedentary jobs, researchers say.

The finding, from scientists in the Netherlands, reveals an apparent “physical activity paradox” where exercise can be harmful at work but beneficial to health when performed in leisure time.

Related: GPs in England ‘unconfident’ discussing physical activity with patients – report

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