“Standing for 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, burns 8lbs of fat per year.”Source: BBC News
As compared to people who sit for less than 4 hours per day
Sitting more than 11 hours a day increases your risk of dying prematurely by 40%
Sitting 8-11 hours increases your risk by 15%Source: Archives of Medicine
Your heart beats 10 times per minute higher when standing. Over a year, that adds up to 30,000+ calories burned, or the equivalent of running 10 marathons.Source: BBC News
Source: BBC News
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Sitting more than 9 hours a day is a lethal activity.
Each additional hour beyond that threshold cuts your life expectancy by 22 minutes. That’s equivalent to smoking 2 cigarettes.
Reducing inactivity by increasing the time spent walking/standing every day is more effective than one hour of physical exercise.Source: PLOS ONE
After 1 hour of sitting, the production of Lipoprotein Lipase, the enzyme that burns fat, decreases by as much as 90%Source: Harvard Business Review
Source: World Health Organization