New research out of Texas A&M School of Public Health found students who stood more in the classroom were more attentive compared to their seated counterparts. The research, published in the International Journal of Health Promotion, looked at 300 students and found:“a 12 percent greater on-task engagement in classrooms with standing desks, which equates to an extra seven minutes per hour of engaged instruction time.”
Any teacher, like my wife, will tell you that any additional time that you can get students to stay focused would be more than welcome. Let’s try to emulate the young students on this one and find additional ways to stand more while at work, move a little more each hour and throughout the day.
- Beddhu S. et al., (2015). Light-intensity physical activity and mortality in the U.S. general population and ckd subpopulation. CJASN DOI: 10.2215/%u200BCJN.08410814
- Marianela Dornhecker, Jamilia J. Blake, Mark Benden, Hongwei Zhao, Monica Wendel (2015). The effect of stand-biased desks on academic engagement: an exploratory study. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 1 DOI: 10.1080/14635240.2015.1029641
- Texas A&M University. “We think better on our feet, literally.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 April 2015.
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