Standing desks at schools: The solution to the childhood obesity epidemic?
Standing desks are moving into many workplaces now. The simple reason is that these make employees healthier and happier. It’s rare to find someone who has moved to a standing desk and went back to sitting.
So why not treat our kids the same way? If the evidence is there (and it is) for standing why do we keep kids, the most energetic and active people on the planet, seated? Time to start advocating for new desks.
And by the way… it won’t stop the obesity epidemic. That will take a bunch of other things most importantly nutrition. But it’s a good start.