Want To Burn Calories And Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease? Stand up!
We spend most of our day sitting. We sit during the train, bus or car ride to work. We spend most of the day at work sitting at a desk. We then sit on the train, bus or car ride home. Once we get home, we do more sitting. Excessive sitting has been associated with:
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- Increase risk of heart disease, according to the British Journal of Sports Medicine
- Back pain due to constant pressure on vertebral disks
- Hip, neck and shoulder pain due to poor posture while sitting
- Weight gain and obesity
One of the best ways to counter the health risks that come with excessive sitting? Do the opposite. Stand up. Standing can: