More evidence shows standing rather than sitting helps your health

More and more evidence is showing that it’s healthier to avoid sitting too long and stand a bit more. Australian researchers have found that an extra two hours per day spent standing rather than sitting was associated with approximately two percent lower average fasting blood sugar levels and 11 percent lower average fats in the blood. It was also associated with higher levels of “good” cholesterol, HDL. Replacing two hours of sitting time with actual activity in the form of “stepping” was even better — with lower blood fat and sugar scores as well as an 11 percent lower average Body Mass Index and a three-inch smaller average waist circumference.

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More evidence shows standing rather than sitting helps your health

More and more evidence is showing that it’s healthier to avoid sitting too long and stand a bit more. Australian researchers have found that an extra two hours per day spent standing rather than sitting was associated with approximately two percent lower average fasting blood sugar levels and 11 percent lower average fats in the blood. It was also associated with higher levels of “good” cholesterol, HDL. Replacing two hours of sitting time with actual activity in the form of “stepping” was even better — with lower blood fat and sugar scores as well as an 11 percent lower average Body Mass Index and a three-inch smaller average waist circumference.

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