New Research Supports Standing Desks for Students

Inactivity in children may lead to poor behavior, poor academic performance and low self-esteem. Children and college students benefit from using standing desks to increase movement, improve education, reduce behavior problems and improve test scores. Children who are obese exhibit better academic scores and increased calorie burn when using standing desks. If you get 30 to 60 minutes of exercise and movement each day, the hours you spend in sedentary pursuits — such as commuting, working and watching television — will increase your risks of heart attack, stroke, obesity and type 2 diabetes. Being sedentary also raises your risk for insomnia. Studying college students, researchers have demonstrated a direct link between female students who suffered from insomnia and who were also inactive. One of the results: students using a standing desk are more engaged, and there is improved education, classroom management, creativity and educational scores.

(Source: fitness.mercola.com; Iage Courtesy of ergotron.com)

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