“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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About Michael Wood, Chief Fitness Officer
Michael Wood, CSCS, is Chief Fitness Officer at Koko FitClub, driving the development of integrated strength and cardio training and nutrition programs for Koko members nationwide. A nationally acclaimed fitness expert, Michael has conducted research as a Senior Exercise Physiologist at the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia Laboratory at the Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, and has lectured at Boston University and the University of Connecticut. He has been named Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston” Personal Trainer, and made the Men’s Journal “Dream Team” list of the nine best trainers in the U.S. Michael and his family live in North Attleboro, MA.