Which Hormone is Keeping you Fat?
Avoid Obesity By Standing
Most people spend far too much time sitting. In fact the average office worker sits for 10 hours per day. This large amount of sitting can lead to several health conditions and getting some activity is important. But just the simple act of standing can reduce the risk of obesity
Standing for 1/4 of the day reduces risk of obesity by 32%, men who stand for 1/2 the time reduce the risk by 59%. Women had a slightly lower reduction in the risk of obesity.
Risks of obesity
Obesity is about more than how you look. Obesity is also associated with an increase in the risk of developing several conditions:
type 2 diabetes
heart disease and stroke
high blood pressure
some types of cancer
What can you do?
There are several things you can do to increase the amount of standing you do:
Use a standing desk
Stand while talking on the phone or on conference calls
Walk over to a colleagues desk instead of calling or emailing them
Have walking meetings or stand ups instead of sitting meetings. You'll have the added benefit of shorter meetings
Cook your own meals, preparing while standing
Catch up on household chores like folding clothes, doing dishes or dusting
Of course adding more physical activity into your routine helps. Even 5 minutes, 3 times a week will show some benefits, but you'll want to work up to 30 minutes on 5 to 7 days of the week.
I can help
If you are trying to lose weight there are many things you can do, but an individual approach will give the best results. To find out how I can help, book a free call.
Vicki Witt is a Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Health Coach, and Reiki Master. She has been practicing over 25 years and specializes in holistically customizing diet and lifestyle plans to each individual for weight loss and hormonal control. Her clientele often report they feel the best they have ever felt and wish they had started sooner. One of the USA and Australia's top Nutritionists, she has won multiple awards for her services in the industry.