Improves strength to trunk and lower extremities

Standing improves skin integrity by relieving pressure encountered during sitting

When individuals sit for lengthy periods of time, the sitting bones and the spine can become vulnerable to pressure and potential breakdown. In the standing posture, oxygenated blood can more easily reach the tissues that are usually subject to pressure. However, numerous clinical commentaries provide anecdotal evidence that standing helps to prevent painful and debilitating pressure ulcers because of improvements in circulation.