Today has been designated as National Walking Day by the American Heart Association. The group has long been proponents of giving employees the resources to lead healthier and more active lives now that many of us spend so much time sitting at our desks. Studies have consistently shown that extended periods of inactivity have contributed to health issues and work-related injuries.
Getting injured on the job can be a stressful event. Some injuries, such as hearing loss, back pain or carpal tunnel syndrome, take a long time to develop. Other injuries including brain trauma, broken bones and burns can happen in the blink of an eye. Depending on the extent of a person's injury, they may be out of work for days, weeks or even permanently.