Standing has also showed an association to higher levels of good cholesterol. As stated by research in the European Heart Journal, replacing sitting time with time on one’s feet (merely resting upright and/or walking time) was shown to improve levels of cholesterol, far and sugar in blood.
Findings revealed that replacing two hours a day of sitting with stepping was linked to a 11 percent lower average BMI and a 7.5 cm smaller average waist circumference.
Replacing your 2 hour of time from sitting to standing, it will improve your health a lot better with lower sugar sources and blood fat and 11% less average of BMI and 3 inch less waist line.
In the UK, 67 per cent of men and 57 per cent of women are now either overweight or obese.
The researchers also found that average blood sugar levels dropped by about 11 percent and average triglycerides by 14 percent for every two hours spent walking rather than sitting, while HDL cholesterol levels were higher.
A new study from Australia – that looked at how sitting, standing and stepping may affect heart health, weight and fitness – found that just two hours of standing instead of sitting may decrease blood sugar and blood fat levels. The monitors were capable of determining, very accurately, how long each participant spent sleeping, sitting or lying down, standing and stepping.
“This has important public health implications given that standing is a common behaviour”.
The British Heart Foundation has long stressed the importance of exercise. Previous studies have already concluded that standing can be really good for your health and reduce the risk of diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease, and possibly even prevent an early death. Blood pressure, height, weight, and waist circumference were measured before the study, and blood samples were provided. The monitors were worn 24 hours a day for seven days.
The study cannot definitely prove that these tweaks to the amount of time spent sitting directly causes improvements in health markers, but the researchers note that the findings do fall in line with what’s known about the impact on the body of being active (or at least not being sedentary).
In a related editorial, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, wrote, “The fight against sedentary behavior can not be won based only on the promotion of regular exercise”.
However, the study did not prove a cause-and-effect link between standing and walking more and better health.
A new study emphasizes how standing is the way of the future. But when you are, break up sitting down for long periods of time. For example, they suggest more use of “standing desks”, which have been presented an ergonomic alternative in workplaces and were even used, reportedly, by Winston Churchill and Charles Dickens. “Health care providers, policy makers and people in general need to stand up for this”.