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Study: Boring job, activity level linked

November 8, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A new study shows that an unchallenging job may lead people to be a couch potato at home.Researchers say a passive job didn't influence how active women were outside work, but men were less likely to be active when their work day was done.

The study didn't look at how a person's job characteristics over time may affect his or her lifestyle.

Researchers say employees should have opportunities to develop at work, gain knowledge and increase their skills.