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How much should you stand each day to prevent disease?

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publish date 2021-11-21 09:43:41

Dr. Michael Mosley spoke about the health benefits of standing in a podcast called “Just One Thing.”

The blogging revealed why prolonged sitting is “so bad for us” and how often we need to stand.

Dr. Mosley explained why you should add standing to your routine. And prolonged sitting can lead to some “very bad” health problems, ranging from a higher risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes to death from all causes.

“I’ve been sitting at my desk for an hour now, trying to get some work done and I’m about to do something that could have a long-term impact on my health,” Moseley said.

Standing has various health benefits including lowering blood sugar and burning a “sudden” amount of calories.

The doctor said, “Spending more time on your feet is really a simple and easy way to boost your health. It raises your heart rate, helps your metabolism and is good for your bones.”

How long should you stand?

Dr. Mosley called on John Buckley, Professor of Applied Exercise Science at Shrewsbury University Centre, who provided the answer.

Professor Buckley said: “Remind yourself to move and stand as often as you can. At work, stand at least two or three times in an hour for two minutes, just stand on your feet.”

He also recommended making your phone calls while standing, adding: “It’s so much fun because if you have someone doing the phone call standing up, they tend to walk as well, so there’s an added benefit.”

Why stand on our side?

Aside from research that points to the many health benefits associated with this activity, the simple explanation is attraction.

Buckley explained: “I think gravity has a lot to answer for, and one of the best ways to look at it are the people who did these studies. In places where they rested for long periods, they lost bone density, and circulation decreased simply from not standing and allowing gravity to pull their body, which is a force Small but steady.

Why is sitting a problem?

“Compared to 50 years ago, we spend more time sitting,” said the guest professor.

“Unfortunately, this is linked to some very poor health outcomes, including an increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and even death from all causes,” Dr. Mosley said.

The Professor of Applied Exercise Science explained that sitting slows down the metabolism and lacks stimulation for any part of the body.

“Whether it’s our bones, or our circulation, or whether our metabolism keeps blood sugar up, it’s down to a resting level,” he added.

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