Another large population study on 4700 people found that those who sat the most had more health problems and larger waistlines. This is similar to some other large studies posted on our sister web site www.Office-ergo.com – see the Sitting Disease link on top.
This new study is interesting in that they show by simply standing and moving you can offset many of the negative health effects of prolonged sitting. For example standing for as little as 1 minute can reactivate beneficial enzymes in the blood vessels and provides positive health benefits. We also know that frequent movement and posture changes are good for preventing (or treating) discomfort, and it is mentally refreshing as well. See the full on-line report at e Science News: Study finds more breaks from sitting are good for waistlines and hearts.