More reason to stand up for your health

An Australian study shows standing in itself may have positive benefits, regardless of sitting time.

The researchers say this is one of only two studies to show a dose-response association between standing time and all-cause mortality.

Using data from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up study, researchers from the University of Sydney have found that regardless of a person’s sex, weight, exercise routine or health status, substantial health benefits are likely to ensue if they incorporate more standing time into their day.