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PLAYLIST: GET UP, STAND UP

January 27, 2015

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Along with the New Year, fitness resolutions are officially in full swing and unlike the past, getting back into shape needn’t require an intense gym regimen. Although the standing desk has been around for centuries, it hasn’t been until fairly recently that we have learned the major health benefits associated with this alternative way of working. Standing is a simple and easy activity that when conducted on a consistent basis will help maintain an active metabolism and promote better digestion. By working upright, your body will burn 50 more calories per hour than sitting as well as regulate blood flow more efficiently, carrying more oxygen to the muscles. Studies have also indicated that avoiding excessive sitting lowers your long-term mortality risk significantly. By standing more regularly, you’re offsetting potential development for diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.

With a healthier lifestyle less than a step away, it’s impossible to not want to make such a simple change in your daily routine. Therefore, in the spirit of getting up and getting fit, we’ve compiled a cardio soundtrack that is sure to keep you on your feet.

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