Standing, Sitting It’s A Choice 

Recently I was at a concert, DEF LEPPARD, REO Speedwagon and Tesla this got me thinking why do we stand at certain events and sit for others?

This concert was phenomenal!  The best performance I’ve ever seen both REO Speedwagon and Def Leppard put on.

People were up out of their seats dancing, clapping, screaming I think you get the picture. 

So why do we stand at some events and not others?

For instance the opera is a show but it seems to be forbidden to stand up during the show.  We sit down and stay sitting during the performance. 

Sports activities are a mixture of both.   We sit, stand,  sit, stand,  yell and cheer on our teams.  Why is this?

Why is it more acceptable to stand at these events than a church service?

  I know, I know unless your in a Catholic service there’s not much exercise going on.

Benefits Of Standing 

The average adult burns more calories while standing which involves more muscular contractions than sitting.

According to an article by Peak Fitness standing for one- fourth of your day significantly reduced your risk of obesity.

Standing for One-Fourth of Your Day Significantly Reduces Your Risk of Obesity!

Standing promoted physical health.  Within 90 seconds of standing up, the muscular and cellular systems that process blood sugar, triglycerides, and cholesterol – are mediated by  insulin which activates all of these responses. 

Benefits Of Sitting 

There are many negative article and arguments suggesting that sitting is bad for our health.   Sitting can be good for health,  especially with the proper posture.

According to The Lazer Spine Institute the benefits of proper posture while sitting include

  1. Easier breathing 

  2. Healthier joints 
  3. Better concentration 

Which one is better?  

Many articles and research have been done in both subjects. I say stand when you need to and sit down when you need to.

Oh by the way standing and dancing for three hours can leave your body soar the next day.

Gain The Advantage, 

Alicia Osmera 


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