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Standing during the day can help shed pounds

Erika Edwards, NBC News
February 01, 2018 06:58 PM

(NBC News) -- Many office jobs require long hours of sitting behind a desk, but a sedentary lifestyle has long been linked to multiple health problems, including weight gain and obesity.

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A new study finds getting up and standing for six hours a day burns an extra 54 calories. It doesn't sound like much, but it translates into a five-and-a-half-pound weight loss after a year and 22 pounds over four years.

The study's author, Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez of the Mayo Clinic, takes it a step further by turning his workspace into a mini-gym. Experts say even minimal activity throughout the day, compared to just sitting and doing nothing, can help prevent heart attacks and stroke.

"We spend 10 hours of our lives every day at work, way more than we spend at home, so I think it makes sense to make our office one of our main settings for physical activity," Lopez-Jimenez said.

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