Many jobs require sitting at our desks, which causes many of us to be sedentary 55 percent of our day. And that's not good.
Doctors are also finding that standing can decrease your chances of developing some cancers, diabetes, even obesity.
When we are standing our muscles are firing, and when we do that, our insulin works 40 percent better.
Scientists believe that a lipo-protein that converts bad cholesterol into good, diminishes by 95 percent when you sit too long. They say that factor alone, can increase the risk of heart disease by 30 percent.
You might live a couple years of a shorter life span from if you sit too much versus people who sit too little.
So how can you stand more, if you work all day at a desk?
In an office setting? Organize a standing meeting.
Use a timer on your computer that can let you know when to get up and move
Make it a practice every time the phones rings, to stand up and answer it.
Take a five minute walk every hour in the office.