A new study released by Mayo Clinic has found that standing for six hours a day, as opposed to sitting, can help you to lose weight. The study noted that the average American spends seven hours a day sitting. Mayo Clinic looked at 46 different studies that included 1,184 men and women to pull their data. They found that standing burns .15 more calories than sitting. Although this might not seem like much, it certainly adds up over time.
The study doesn’t conclude that we should be standing all day every day, but that if we can find more time in our day to substitute standing for sitting, we may see weight loss results.
It’s definitely a simple way to trim down!