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Physically demanding jobs may shorten men’s lives: Study

Despite much evidence that getting lots of physical activity bodes well for long-term health when it’s physical labor on the job, the opposite might be true. Researchers found that men whose jobs involve a lot of physical labor are 18 percent more likely to die prematurely than workers who sit at desks most of the day. The analysis looked at data from 17 previous studies examining the link between longevity and activity levels at work, including a total of 193,696 adults followed for an average of almost 20 years.…