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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Act of Standing

Did you know that the easiest way to rev metabolism is simply by just standing up? A study conducted by Marc T. Hamilton, Ph. D., shows that the act of standing was shown to reactivate the enzyme which instantly doubles metabolic rate. According to him, sitting for long periods shifts the fat burning enzyme "lipoprotein lipase" into standby mode. Ehem, ehem... fellow bloggers... I am sure you are as guilty as I am, lol. Stand up once every few hours, it helps keep fat burn all day. :)

11 comments :

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Amel's Realm said...

GUILTY as charged!!!! :-(((( OK I'll try to walk more then later on he he...

Max said...

Hey Liza,

LOL I am standing right now: gotta keep that fat burning lol ;D!

I hope you had a fantastic weekend, dear! Mine was great, thank God :D!

Have a delightful week ahead!

Cheers

Ginny said...

I just read a different study this morning that studied people at work. It showed the ones that took more breaks were 2.x inches smaller then workers who sat for long periods.

It said that the breaks didn't even have to be long, just a simple stretch or standing up like what you are talking about!

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HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

I love it! Another excuse to not sit. By the way-I posted your choco post on my site with a link to you. I think you made my entire winter with that one!

Mekhismom said...

This is one of the best posts yet! I am going to have to remind myself to stand up. I am always sitting at my computer - guess that explains the excess fat deposits all over my body! Well, that and the junk I eat.

rubenh (thesocialreformer.com) said...

I dont know about all that. it seems too easy =)

but it doesnt hurt to try

Raquel said...

Ahhh, kaya pala lumalaki na 'tong belly ko. I need to workout harder. Thank you for sharing Liz, it's a great info for me especially I am trying to lose weight.

ImitationAngel said...

Guess it's time for me to stand up. I guess if I get more active while at the computer I can lose a few pounds. Really a great post.

malaya said...

Oops, lagi pa naman kaming nakaupo ni Wendy.

 
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