Active & Healthy Learners
The National Heart Foundation recommends in Blueprint for an Active Australia that Australian schools consider providing more activity permissive classrooms, including standing desks, to reduce prolonged periods of sitting for students and the associated negative impacts of sitting. This also promotes active and healthy learners.
How can Aussie Active Desks help?
Research shows that adjustable sit-to-stand desks can:
Effectively reduce students’ sedentary/sitting behaviour.
Help children burn 15-25% more calories in the day (and 25-35% more calories burned for obese kids)
Help counter orthopaedic issues related to sitting e.g. back, neck, shoulder, and knee pain.
Provide an opportunity for students to move and ‘burn up’ energy i.e. an activity-permissive option.
Help students maintain – if not improve – academic performance, focus better, reduce disruptive behaviour, provide a novel working option and improve mood!