The Importance of Standing


Sitting around is bad for our health, even if we are regular exercisers. Here are some pointers for getting off your backside.

Recent research has linked sedentary behaviour (sitting or lying for long periods) with a range of conditions including obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, some cancers and premature death. The negative effect seems to be related to how our bodies process fats and sugars. The enzymes required are produced when certain muscles contract during standing, ABC Health & Wellbeing reports. When we sit for too long their production slows down.

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