Diabetes Forecast

Kids Increase Activity With Stand-Up Desks

By Miriam E. Tucker ,

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Stand-up desks are the latest fitness trend in offices, but researchers say the concept could help kids in schools, too. In eight studies involving between eight and 337 kids ages 8 to 12, those who used stand-up desks at school increased their overall physical activity and burned more calories. In one of the studies, the students burned 32 more calories per hour when using the stand-up desks than they burned before the study’s start. That could translate to 12 fewer pounds gained over an entire school year.
Source: Pediatrics, published online Jan. 22, 2016



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