Why Standing in One Place Makes Your Legs More Sore Than Walking

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?

Source: Why Standing in One Place Makes Your Legs More Sore Than Walking

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:

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