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Can Standing Promote Weight Loss, and How Much Movement Does It Take to Burn Off Your Favorite Junk Food?

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  • Calorie counting doesn’t work in the long term because calories have different metabolic influence depending on their source. Nutrients also have varying thermic effects that affect their caloric impact
  • Exercise alone is ineffective for weight loss. You cannot out-exercise your mouth. To “work off” a Big Mac, large French fries and a can of soda requires at least 1 1/2 hours of moderate to intense cardio exercise
  • Sitting and standing burn about 80 and 88 calories per hour respectively. Walking burns nearly three times more calories; an hour walk resulting in an additional 130 calories being burned each day

By Dr. Mercola

Being slim is not necessarily proof of being in optimal health. Metabolic dysfunction can strike anyone not following an optimized diet. However, carrying excess weight significantly raises your likelihood of suffering health problems.


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