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Workers in open-plan offices 'more active'

Workers in open-plan offices are more active and less stressed than those with desks in cubicles or private offices, research suggests.
This could be because they make the effort to find privacy to talk away from their desk, the researchers said.
The US study used chest sensors to track movement and heart rate in hundreds of people in different buildings over three days.
The potential health benefits should not be ignored, they said.
But they said the study was observational only and factors like location of stairs and lifts could be at play too.
The University of Arizona study, published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine, claims to be the first to measure activity and stress in office workers, rather than asking them in a survey.
It said office workers tended to be a sedentary group compared to other workers, making them more likely to have health issues, including heart problems, tiredness and low mood.
Being less active during working hours has also been linked to greater feelings of stress.
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