Stand little more to combat the effects of a sedentary lifestyle

Spend more time standing to increase energy expenditure and combat the negative health effects of a sedentary lifestyle, a new study suggests.

The research published in the journal PLOS ONE has also found that we burn 45 kilocalories more, per six-hour period while standing compared to lying or sitting.

“If we take steps to combat a sedentary lifestyle by making small lifestyle changes, such as spending more time standing, this could reduce the risk of developing diseases such as obesity or Type 2 diabetes,” said study lead author Francisco J. Amaro-Gahete from the University of Granada in Spain.

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