I am going to try to stand for the most of the day, all month. I don’t know if this challenge is going to work, but I am going to give it a shot. There was an article about a reporter who tried just this in April of this year. He took it to the extreme (standing during a movie, standing during meals, etc). I am setting different rules for myself that will eliminate some of the awkwardness. The only times I will not be standing are:
- Bathroom visits (duh)
Otherwise, I will be standing.
Yesterday, I spent all day standing and my feet hurt. I was shuffling from foot to foot to try to get relief. The normally mundane and boring drive home? It was the best drive ever. My feet thanked the people clogging the roads and wished for my congestion. I went to bed earlier yesterday because I was so tired from standing and slept like a log.
The article goes into details about why we shouldn’t sit so much (lower’s good cholesterol, earlier death, etc). It also goes into why we shouldn’t stand all day. It is a good read, informative and entertaining.
Here I go, starting day two of standing.
Edit: The time I spend on the treadmill will be sitting time.