According to a recent study released, the key to better health may be to stand up more and sit down less.

The European Heart Journal says, according to msn.com, that standing up more and sitting down less can have a positive impact on levels of cholesterol, fat and sugar levels in your blood.

But it's not just hopping out of your chair once in awhile. According to the study, positive changes in sugar and cholesterol levels (2% lower "average fasting" blood sugar levels, and 11% lower average fats in the blood) were measured after an additional two hours of standing each day.

The study also revealed that the average person in Europe sits for anywhere from 3.2 to 6.8 hours a day.