Standing Desks Help Kids Lose Weight at School, Improve Attention Spans

September 29, 2014 by  
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It’s widely known that sitting is bad for your health , but a new study of elementary school students reveals that standing desks can actually reduce obesity in children while improving their attention spans. Texas A&M associate professor Mark Benden tested out the theory by introducing “stand-biased” desks into the classrooms of 480 elementary school students in the College Station Independent School District. Each student donned a sensor on their arm to record their “step count” and “calorie expenditure” over a period of five school days. The results? Giving kids more standing time during class time helped them burn more calories – up to 15 percent more than traditional desks – and also seemed to improve their attentiveness. Read the rest of Standing Desks Help Kids Lose Weight at School, Improve Attention Spans Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: attention , Desk , education , exercise , lose , movement , obesity , span , stand2learn , standing , weight

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