A New Study Found That Standing Every 20 Minutes Can Burn More Than 770 Calories In A Day

A study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress this week found:

“Our study shows that heart patients should interrupt sedentary time every 20 minutes with a 7 minute bout of light physical activity,” said study author Dr. Ailar Ramadi.

“Simple activities such as standing up and walking at a casual pace will expend more than 770 kcal in a day if done with this frequency and duration.”

These were older patients, average age 63, and they had coronary artery disease. A younger, healthier person might expend more than 770 calories in a day … just by getting up and walking around every 20 minutes. Right? No gym membership, no universals, no jogging for miles (of course you can still do all those things).

Ready, set, get up!

What can you do for 7 minutes? Maybe some of these:

2 thoughts on “A New Study Found That Standing Every 20 Minutes Can Burn More Than 770 Calories In A Day

  1. Magnolia

    This sounds interesting, I’m going to give it a try to see what happens. I will report back in a month. I hope this works it’s very cheap and doable.

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  2. Bix Post author

    I think 30 minutes is easier to do than 20 minutes but that’s only 2 times/hour not 3 times.

    It makes you realize how important our body parts are, and how we need to take care of them. Any pain and there won’t be much standing … back, ankles, knees, hips, legs, a headache, fatigue. It all conspires to keep you sitting! Then again, I’m thankful I can stand at all.

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