What does the research say?

Here you will find interesting articles about the study and research of breaking the sedentary in the classroom.

New WHO guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 years of age / 19-04-24
Children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are to grow up healthy, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO). To grow up healthy, children need to sit less and play more.

Read more: https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/24-04-2019-to-grow-up-healthy-children-need-to-sit-less-and-play-more

Why sitting down is bad for your brain
In many aspects of life where we need to use our brain power, we also tend to sit down: at school, at work, sitting exams or concentrating on a crossword. In a new paper, we explore how prolonged sitting may affect the brain’s fuel supply and have a negative impact on brain health. Read more!

Standing up in class makes children smarter: Pupils can get a brain boost if they spend lessons on their feet
Dr Ranjana Mehta, who studies environmental and occupational health at Texas A&M University, is now arguing that standing desks should be introduced into schools. Read the article (MailOnline). Medical facts to the article: American Journal of Public Health.

Effect of active lessons on physical activity, academic, and health outcomes: A systematic review.
Read more here.

Impact of an 8-month trial using height-adjustable desks on children’s classroom
Learn about the health benefits after an 8-month trial of the use of height adjustable student desks in two classrooms. National Center for Biotechnology Information National Library of Medicine, Rockville Pike, USA.

A randomized 2-year experiment in Texas
Changing a classroom to a stand-biased environment had a significant effect on students’ BMI percentile, indicating the need to redesign traditional classroom environments. Read more here.

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