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Desk Jockeys

People who are sedentary at work have a higher risk of heart problems than those in more active jobs, says Martha Grogan, MD, a cardiologist with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. and editor of the book, "Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life!"

It's not clear why, but prolonged sitting may cause a drop in insulin sensitivity and enzymes that normally break down fat, she says.

Standing up and walking around once in a while or working at a standing desk may help.

(Check out 6 Ways to Sit Less Every Day).

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