Would you rather Stand?!
There are always two sides to a story or anything in life.
The bad and the good.
Black and white.
Ugly and beautiful.
Standing and sitting…and as always, there will be people on both sides of the divide.
Standing versus Sitting, which really should we engage in more?
As much as standing for prolonged duration can have its effect, when properly balanced, it can be beneficial to the health.
- Physical inactivity is the 4th leading risk factor of death globally, which means that 6% of deaths globally result from physical inactivity.
Sitting is a huge part of physical inactivity, hence the reason why standing wins.
- Proper circulation.
When standing in the right posture, there is improved circulation of oxygen in the blood.
- You are more productive.
When you stand, and move around, you are able to get more things done as blood flow to the brain increases helping to increase concentration.
- Prevention of disease.
With standing and other physical activity becoming a part of your day, it can help normalize blood sugar helping to prevent related diseases.
But be reminded that sitting isn’t bad, PROLONGED sitting (and standing) is just the issue.