Want to lose a few pounds? Stand UP!

stand upDeborah Condon of IrishHealth.com reports that in three-hour period those that choose to stand rather than sit will burn an additional additional 144 calories–that’s about 2 slices of bacon worth. While simply burning more calories may not be the answer to losing weight (read “Why We Get Fat”  for more on this), everyone seems to agree that moderate exercise has a lot of health benefits.  These days, however, many of us are too busy for daily workouts so it’s good to know that in a 6 hour standing-work day, you will get about the same caloric expenditure as a 30 minute aerobics workout. Just another reason to setup your standing desk today.  Read the full article.