Today, February 8th, Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic (http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/sitting/faq-20058005) shared the risks of too much sitting. What I found intriguing was the last paragraph in which Dr. Levine states that “the muscle activity needed for standing and other movement seems to trigger important processes related to the breakdown of fats and sugars.” I’m all for that. When I am working at my desk, I get up at least once per hour, either to go to the printer, get a glass of water, or just to squat and stretch. Sometimes I even stand while I work.
According to Dr. Levine, any intermittent standing is better than no standing at all. [Read more…]