Sitting down on the job - NZIER Insight 51

July 31, 2015
New Zealand is now one of the most obese countries in the world. The impact on our health comes with substantial economic costs. A range of factors are known to be important, with changes in diet being fingered as one of the culprits. Another less obvious factor is that the economic transformation from strenuous manual labour to cushy sedentary jobs has harmed us. Rethinking how we work must be part of the solution to reducing obesity.

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