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    Default What Are Sedentary Jobs

    Just got an IME report and the last part which is Work Status, the dr stated I could do Sedentary Job, what does that mean? I am worried cause everything I have readed and learned about sedentary job they are all un-healthly for the worker. I am already injured, I don't want to lose the functionally I have......Couch worker is not for me........ I use to be so active in my life and now this has me very worried about my health.....

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    Sedentary work is defined for Social Security Administration disability purposes as "involving lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and occasionally lifting and carrying articles like, docket files, ledgers, and small tools". In 20 C.F.R. 416.910, sedentary work is defined as occasionally lifting no more than ten pounds, and sitting with occasional walking and standing. A sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Although sitting is primarily involved in a sedentary job, walking and standing should be required only occasionally. "Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met." Watson v. Secretary of Health & Human Servs., 1989 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18982 ( E.D. Mich. Nov. 29, 1989) Standing and walking should total no more than 2 hours per 8 hour workday, while sitting would total about 6 hours per 8 hour workday. Most unskilled sedentary jobs demand good manual dexterity for repetitive hand and finger motions.
    http://definitions.uslegal.com/s/sedentary-work/

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    Default Re: What Are Sedentary Jobs

    I am worried cause everything I have readed and learned about sedentary job they are all un-healthly for the worker.
    Where have you read that sedentary work is unhealthy for anyone? I'm curious about that...

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    Where have you read that sedentary work is unhealthy for anyone? I'm curious about that...
    Epidemiologist Steven Blair, a professor of public health at the University of South Carolina, has spent 40 years investigating physical activity and health.

    Blair recently headed a study at the University of South Carolina that looked at adult men and their risk of dying from heart disease. He calculated how much time the men spent sitting in their cars, at their desks, in front of the TV.

    "Those who were sitting more were substantially more likely to die," Blair says.

    "If you're sitting, your muscles are not contracting, perhaps except to type. But the big muscles, like in your legs and back, are sitting there pretty quietly," Blair says. And because the major muscles aren't moving, metabolism slows down.

    "We're finding that people who sit more have less desirable levels" of cholesterol, blood sugar, triglycerides and even waist size, he says, which increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease and a number of health problems.


    Here are just a few, their are many more on the subject.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...ubmed_RVDocSum

    http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/121/3/384.abstract

    http://blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea...shed-Paper.pdf

    http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Ab...Risk_of.6.aspx

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