Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Stand Up If You're Overweight

Really. Stand up. According to researches headed up by Marc Hamilton, associate professor of biomedical sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia, standing is a key factor in weight loss.

In most cases, exercise alone, according to a team of scientists at the University of Missouri, isn't enough to take off those added pounds. The problem, they say, is that all the stuff we've heard the last few years about weight control left one key factor out of the equation. When we sit, the researchers found, the enzymes that are responsible for burning fat just shut down.
You can read more here.

Some questions:
-Do you think this research holds any weight (pun intended)?
-What if that really is the answer to America's obesity problem? Remove desk chairs and allow students and professionals alike to stand for the most part of the day. Anyone up for a field study?
-Do you think most Southern Baptist preachers would benefit from just standing :)

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