Weight loss: Can you simply lose weight by standing?

Have you ever thought about standing for a few hours in your office for weight loss? If not then it is time to start considering it. For weight loss of course exercising is important, but even standing for a few hours help you burn some calories. Pleasantly surprising, right? This new study will convince you to ditch your chair and opt for a standing desk.

How standing helps
We all know that sitting all day not only lead to weight gain but can even cause other health-related issues. Remaining sedentary excessively can also accelerate your biological ageing. This happens because sedentary lifestyle may shorten our telomeres- protective caps at the end of the chromosomes.

How much calories you can burn in a day
As per a study headed by Dr Francisco Lopez-Jimenez of preventive cardiology at the Mayo Clinic with a participation of more than 1000 people, it was observed that standing accounts for more calories burned than sitting.

By standing, a person burns about 0.15 more calories per minute. This means that a person weighing 65 kilos will lose 54 calories if he stands for 6 hours every day.

Bottom line
An average person sits of about 13 hours in a day and sleeps of 8 hours, this amounts to 21 hours of physical inactivity in a day. So, if you want to reduce weight and stay fit, try to stand more. You can try to stand for a few hours in your office while working.

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