Working retail, waiting tables, standing in line at the amusement park or just shopping with mom, anyone who’s ever been stuck on their feet for a long time more or less standing still knows that it’s much more tiring than walking the equivalent amount of time. But why?
What’s interesting is there’s no discussion that I’ve encountered about the venous pooling being an issue for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) etc. It’s always been sitting for long periods of time that I’ve ever been warned about. The article also doesn’t mention that the pooling is part of why we sleep the direction we do relative to the ground.
Walking is very good for you:
- It can ease depression
- It’s the superfood of fitness (not my call)
- Even the Surgeon General recommends walking
- Runners aren’t necessarily healthier than walkers