Which is Better, Sitting or Standing?

There seem to be negative health effects from even short periods – a few hours – of inactivity: sitting or lying down.
When sitting, dietary fats are taken up only by adipose tissue (tissue in which energy in the form of fat is stored). When standing, they are taken up by muscle and adipose tissue both.

Time spent standing did more to push fat into muscle cells than vigorous daily exercise. This is significant because pushing nutrients into muscle cells promotes muscle growth. If you have trouble gaining muscle, maybe the problem is too much sitting, and what you need is not more intense workouts, but more frequent standing!

If only we could stand more at work like your massage therapist :)

 

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