ELI5 Standing Still - why is the world record for time walking longer than time standing?

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Why is the world record for time walking longer than time standing? People can walk many miles without discomfort, but when we stand for more than a few minutes or so, we get uncomfortable? What is Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome or POTS?

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