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Standing all day makes you TWICE as likely to develop heart disease than sitting for hours on end, experts say

Standing all day at work makes you twice as likely to develop heart disease than sitting, experts say.

Desks that allow workers to stand all day are a new trend to promote healthy living and prevent people from sitting through an entire work shift.

But a new study warns standing all day actually carries its own dangers.

Research by scientists in Ontario, Canada, revealed that people were more likely to develop heart disease, back problems and even spontaneous abortions if they are predominately standing all day.

Standing causes blood to pool down towards the legs putting more stress on the heart to circulate it back up.

Experts recommend people in predominately standing jobs to find moments to sit in order to prevent the risk of developing heart disease.  

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