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Thousands of jobs require us to sit all day with no free time to exercise.
But just making a few small adjustments to our daily routine can help us burn calories, and we may lose some weight in the process.
Dr. Michael Mosley, a former doctor and scientific journalist, explained that many of us spend 10 hours a day or more at work, especially in light of the fact that some continue to work from home due to the continuing “Covid-19” pandemic, is associated with some very bad health outcomes, including an increase in risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and death from all causes.”
Studies have found that those who sit more often have heart attacks and age faster. Unfortunately, spaced out sessions of exercise will not be able to reverse the damage caused by a sedentary lifestyle.
Dr Mosley said research shows that “you can’t reverse the damage caused by prolonged sitting” unless you get at least 40 minutes of exercise each day. In fact, sitting all day “reduces the benefits of exercise,” he says.
How can that be changed?
Dr. Mosley revealed that there is a simple method that can have a long-term impact on health, as it lowers blood sugar and helps burn an amazing amount of calories.
“It’s that simple, I stand, and that’s it,” he explained. “Getting out of your chair and spending more time on your feet is a simple and easy way to boost your health.”
Dr. Mosley added that the new research indicates that standing for an additional three hours a day is equivalent to walking hundreds of miles a year.
He said that by working a third of your day standing, you can burn the same amount of calories as running 10 marathons in one year.
Moreover, it can also help boost metabolism, improve bone health, and remove sugar from the body faster.
Dr. Michael said: “A few years ago, I took part in a study where we asked office workers to stand for an extra three hours a day over a week. We found that just standing raised the heart rate so much that one researcher estimated that if this simple practice occurred Over the course of a year, you’ll burn the same calories as if you were running about 10 marathons.”
Standing burns about 100 to 200 calories per hour, depending on the body, according to Russia Today.
And even though you’re not moving, the muscles are working to keep you awake. Muscle mass helps burn more calories.
A review of research by US experts found that people who replaced sitting with standing for six hours per day burned 54 more calories per day than their counterparts per day. This may seem insignificant, but over the course of a year, it may help reduce weight to at least 2.5 kg.
Other adjustments, such as taking the stairs and making time for walking at lunchtime, can be added as you are on your way to a healthier lifestyle.
Standing for several hours a day may seem difficult, so it may be helpful to work on it gradually.
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