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OUR MISSION!

The mission of StandUp Kids is to get every public school child at a standing desk in 10 years, to combat the epidemic of sedentary lifestyles and inactivity, and to better reflect 21st century education goals.

StandUp Kids provides education on the health risks associated with sedentary lifestyles and resources on why standing desks create an environment where children can become healthier and more active.

At StandUpKids.org, we believe children’s sedentary behavior is a public health crisis and that children need to MOVE MORE and SIT LESS. Standing desks are a simple and elegant way to create a movement rich environment where children are more engaged and perform better academically, burn more calories, eliminate or minimize orthopedic problems and disease, feel happier, and just plain move more.

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WHY STANDING IS THE SOLUTION

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FUN FACTS:

    • Normal weight kids burn between 15-25% more calories at standing desks.

    • Obese kids burn between 25-35% more calories.

    • Kids are more engaged in a standing classroom.

    • Standing prevents orthopedic degradation & dysfunction including back and neck pain, repetitive stress injuries, pelvic floor dysfunction, and knee & hip disorders.

    • Standing desks create the foundation for a movement-rich environment, and as one researcher put it, physical activity is cognitive candy.

(Sources: www.mdpi.com, www.mobilitywod.com and Dr. Mark Benden – Texas A&M)

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