Results for - Sit or stand?

2,323 voters participated in this survey

1. A study recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research suggests that food taste better to you if you are sitting while eating. Researchers at the University of South Florida say standing for even a couple of minutes increases physical stress and shuts off the taste buds. Do you frequently eat while standing?

Yes
17%
394 votes
No
83%
1,906 votes

2. The simple act of standing is not too "stressful," but does require some additional subconscious attention to maintain balance and burns about 50 more calories an hour than sitting. The USF study also found people tend to consume less when eating while standing. Do you think standing while eating could help people who are trying to eat less and lose weight?

Yes
28%
645 votes
No
29%
668 votes
Undecided
43%
987 votes

3. Standing or sitting while eating may not make much difference. But sitting for extended amounts of time is definitely bad. Studies suggest it is more important to move throughout the day than have regular bouts of moderate to vigorous exercise. Do you feel you spend too much time sitting?

Yes
61%
1,394 votes
No
39%
906 votes

4. The adverse effects of sitting and the increasing amount of time people spend in front of computers have led to a lot of new work station designs that are adjustable for standing, sitting, kneeling, walking on a treadmill, balancing on an exercise ball, and more variations. Have you tried a stand/sit computer work station or some variation other than working from a traditional desk chair?

Yes
21%
486 votes
No
79%
1,814 votes
06/21/2019 Health & Fitness 2323 27 By: UpstateSC

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