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    Sarah Aboody
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Adjustable Standing Desks and Student Health

female teacher lecturing at standing desk

Calling all teachers! 

Have you ever thought about students and how sitting all day impacts them?
Not only do we worry about child obesity, but “the sitting disease” is a huge issue for any age. And if you consider most of us began sitting at a desk all day at age 6, it’s pretty understandable why sitting is such a hard habit to break. 
 
One third of children are either overweight or obese, and even those who are not still suffer from what is called “The Sitting Disease”.  
Regular exercise does not eliminate the problem. Prolonged sitting in itself is damaging all children.
  
Some schools are beginning to look into this. See the links below. Note these are not using our products and are not an endorsement from these organizations, but show how the climate of sitting is beginning to change. 

Student standing up for education in one Palm Coast classroom Outstanding pupils!




Sunway Inc's Stand up School Desks - Academic Standing

The simple solution is to give the child the ability to stand part of the time. 

Not only are standing desk top extenders a great and affordable solution to standing, they have many other uses! 

● instant easels for art class
● easy display for small-group activities
● can be used in literacy centres to display big books 
● easily displays work for a math congress or other shared work activities
● allows teachers to stand and talk with the class while still being able to read notes and materials

It is particularly good as students tend to be restless, and tire easily when sitting at a desk.
  
It is also an excellent tool for making children and teenagers aware of their health and physical activity.
 
If you are a teacher - please reach out to us! We would love to work with you to make your classroom a standing classroom. Let us know if you’re up for a change for the better and we can help! 
  • Author avatar
    Sarah Aboody
  • classroom standing desksstanding desk extenderstanding desks in the classroomstudent healthstudent health issues