Stand Up For Your Health
A Mayo Clinic study shows you can burn an additional 340 calories a day if you spend just two hours of your work-day standing instead of sitting. If you were to maintain your current lifestyle, this could equate to a one pound weight loss in ten working days. Too much sitting is a major factor in the obesity crisis.
According to scientists, when we sit the enzymes that are responsible for burning fat just shut down. This can lead to retention of fat, lower HDL (good cholesterol) and the overall reduction in the metabolic rate.
Integrate standing into your working day as a way to get more non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT). Standing and light NEAT activity allow you to charge your enzymes and raise metabolism in a way vigorous exercise cannot.
By getting up out of your chair throughout the day, you use a tremendous amount of energy over time. You engage postural muscles that “switch on” genes that are essential for good health.