Stand up for your health

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Marc Hamilton, professor of biomedical sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, found in his studies that moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity has a key preventive role in cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers.

Whereas standing up engages muscles and promotes the distribution of lipase, which prompts the body to process fat and cholesterol, independent of the amount of time spent exercising. Hamilton’s conclusion and advice: “Just avoid the chair as much as you can.”

 Read Dr. Hamilton’s study  PDF (161 KB)

See an interview with Dr. Hamilton 

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