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Workers more obese, burning fewer calories than ever before
USA Today

Today’s workers are burning an average of 120 to 140 fewer calories a day at their jobs than workers in the 1960s, finds a new study by top national physical activity experts. Men burn an average 142 fewer calories a day at work; women, 124. The lower activity level is due to a dramatic drop in the number of active jobs in manufacturing and farming and an increase in office jobs that are mostly sedentary, the study says.