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Standing, one of the common actions taken by man to do different kinds of works. But do you know, you can unknowingly stand for hours together. Even so, there could be a bad mark related to standing. To know this fact, read the blog follows.
Merits of standing
- Reduced Back Pain
- Lower your Risk of Heart Disease
- Lower your Risk of Weight Gain and Obesity
- Lower Blood Sugar Levels and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
- Improve Mood and Gain Energy
- Boosts Your Productivity
According to the CCOHS report, prolonged standing effectively reduces the blood supply to the muscles resulting in the acceleration of the onset of fatigue and causes pain in the muscles of the legs, back and neck, as well as pooling of blood in the legs and feet which leads to varicose veins.
Does standing reduce belly fat?
All you need to do is – stand more and sit less. According to a new study that examines whether standing burns more calories than sitting, standing for six hours a day could prevent weight gain and help you to actually shed pounds.
Prolonged standing (closely the demerits)
It usually refers to a long time of stand period which could be dangerous for whole of the body.
Prolonged standing might increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases. That’s because standing too long can result in blood pooling in the legs, increased pressure in the veins and increased oxidative stress, all of which can contribute to an increased risk.
For how long should you stand an hour?
Sitting behind your desk all day is bad for your health and experts have long been advising people to stand at their workstations for about 15 minutes an hour. But a University of Waterloo professor says his research shows that people should be standing for at least 30 minutes per hour to get health benefits.
Standing for long periods is already associated with a higher risk for short-term problems, such as leg cramps and backaches. But the current study set out to see whether prolonged standing also raised the risk for developing longer-term issues.
Experts have found that you should try to stand for at least 2 hours per day, but up to 4 hours per day could be optimal. This might seem like a lot, but there are lots of ways you can fit standing into your day.
It is best not to sit in one position for more than 20 minutes, or to stand in one position for more than 8 minutes. If prolonged sitting in the workplace is required or desired, individuals should gradually transition to significant periods of standing.
Time differs according to different sort of researches. I personally stood for hours together. With this research for this blog I’ll reduce my counting for a stand.
‘Standing for hours could be savage – Part II’, coming soon!