I saw a snippet today from Yahoo!Shine that noted that a study led by the BBC and University of Chester (UK), demonstrated that standing an extra 3 hours per day instead of sitting, equates to burning 50 additional calories per hour (for those hours). This equates to an additional 30,000 calories per year (or 8 lbs). While it’s not always easy, many companies including my own are exploring adjustable work-spaces that allow employees to comfortably work at a computer, phone, ect. while sitting or standing. The same logic flows to other time spent watching TV, watching your kid play a sporting event, etc. So, in the spirit of “small steps”, how about looking for opportunities to stand more, and sit less. Why not take a stand to get more healthy?
Small steps add up!!!