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Classroom standing desks may curb kids' sedentary time

from Reuters

Standing desks in classrooms could be an easy way to help make kids' time in school less sedentary, a new research review suggests. The study team analyzed data from eight previously published papers and found, not surprisingly, that kids spent more time on their feet when these desks were used instead of traditional classroom furniture. Standing desks were also linked to a decrease in sitting time ranging from 59 to 64 minutes per school day. "In schools, children spend over 50 percent of the school day sitting — traveling to school, during class, at lunch, sometimes during recess, traveling home after school, etc.," said lead study author Karl Minges of the Yale School of Nursing in Connecticut. more

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