Underscoring the health benefits of standing

In an analysis piece in the New York Times, Gretchen Reynolds, the “Phys Ed” columnist for the Times, wrote about the health benefits of standing up.

Even if people exercise, if they follow that with lengthy periods of sitting down or immobility, a series of studies suggest “the health consequences are swift, pervasive and punishing.”

In contrast, simply standing up and moving about may provide what the columnist calls “foundational health,” or the kind that keeps “insulin levels in check and … fat-fighting enzymes robust” and adds to a life span.

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