Monthly Archives: March 2016

StandUpKids Is Proud To Announce Partnership With Lets Move! Active Schools, Part of Michele Obamas Let’s Move! Campaign

Today, Let’s Move! Active Schools – part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative – and StandUpKids announced a new partnership that will create more Active Schools environments and increase physical education and physical activity opportunities for students across the country. “StandUpKids is delighted to partner with the Let’s Move! Active Schools initiative whose own mission […]

Common Misconceptions about Standing Desks

by: Paul Petrequin The advent and rise of standing desks in offices and schools around the country has been attributed to a desire for a healthier lifestyle in workplace and academia. ‘Sitting is the new smoking’ has become the adage de jour, though the conclusions reached by health experts are nothing to dismiss: Sitting for […]

Getting the Most Out of Your Standing Desk

By: Tracy Jerard In December 2015, scientists published an article in the Sports Medicine journal providing an overview of the research on the use of standing desks in classrooms around the world.  The thirteen studies reviewed were conducted in Australia2, Belgium3, Finland4, Germany3, New Zealand5-7, the United Kingdom2 and the United States8-15. Many of these […]