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Standing up for better heart health

August 5, 2015
  • By Nancy Ferrari, Managing Director and Executive Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

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Nancy Ferrari, Managing Director and Executive Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Nancy Ferrari is Managing Director and Executive Editor at Harvard Health Publishing and a former editor of the Harvard Heart Letter. Before joining Harvard Health, Nancy was Manager of the Clinical Publications Program at Harvard Pilgrim … See Full Bio
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August 31, 2015

I suppose there is a trade-off between losing weight and getting varicose veins in your legs. Persons who stand for long periods also experience lower back pain. Maybe we should alternate 2 hours of sitting with periods of standing?

September 1, 2015

Lol 🙂

August 28, 2015

This article is very amazing, I was very impressed at all. I hope you keep on posting that is always beneficial. Thank you very much.
August 19, 2015

this very good article….. I trying to follow standing and walking in office.

August 14, 2015

This is really fascinating! I wish I could follow the advice.

Unfortunately, my main heart issue is hypotension, which rather rules out the possibility of standing without fainting!

And yes, hypotension increases your risk of heart disease, too according to this study [Eur Heart J. 2010, 31(23), 2897]. So maybe too much standing for those of us with low blood pressure is no good thing! The strain on my heart after sustained standing can be painful!
August 13, 2015

Of course regular exercise is a good way to prevent from several health problems including cardiovascular disease.
August 13, 2015

The site so nice and interesting .Spending less time sitting and more time standing lowers blood sugar.

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August 12, 2015

This site so nice because this about secure heart . 1tip ad me in your post.Spending less time sitting and more time standing lowers blood sugar, cholesterol, thanks u putting my comments

Amelia Roster
August 11, 2015

This study of Australian adults for the betterment of health is so helpful. The points elaborating the advantages of standing work as the eye-opener for many who spend most time of the day standing. Thanks for sharing this post.
August 7, 2015

What got me first interested in getting a standing desk was when I noticed the clarity of mind I’d experience while walking on the treadmill at the gym. Ideas and solutions for life and work problems seemed to come to me. As you mentioned, I think having a standing desk at the office is a fantastic idea, where the cognitive boost is most needed — and for a longer duration than I care to spend at the gym or walking in circles.

I’m a huge standing/walking desk advocate now, I review them and write about the best ones!


August 6, 2015

Nice information ! Thanks for sharing the news.

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