Decreases muscle spasms

Standing stretches muscles, preventing the apparition of new muscle pain

When children are unable to stand independently due to weakness or imbalance, they are at risk of shortening most of their muscles that are used in the hip, knee or the calf. Several researchers argue that standing provides a better position for young children to builds endurance to standing and regulate resting muscle tone.
32 research articles published from 1981 to 2008 talk about the effects of standing on motor ability and range of movement. All studies report some level of improvement regarding movement ability or increased range of movement.