Standing desks make students more attentive

Standing desks make students more attentive
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Students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts, says a study, indicating we think better on our feet, literally.

Students with standing desks are more attentive than their seated counterparts, says a study, indicating we think better on our feet, literally.

"Standing workstations reduce disruptive behaviour problems and increase students' attention or academic behavioural engagement by providing students with a different method for completing academic tasks (like standing) that breaks up the monotony of seated work," said Mark Benden, associate professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health in the US.
"Considerable research indicates that academic behavioural engagement is the most important contributor to student achievement. Simply put, we think better on our feet than in our seat," Benden noted.
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