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 […]
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 […]
ACL tears in kids are up and alarming 400%. There are a variety of reasons for this (like more kids participating in sports these days) but one of the underlying issues is that kids are not being taught to jump and land. And, their coaches don’t even know how to teach that critical skill. If […]
by: Paul Petrequin So you’ve got your standing desk – great! Now what? Whether it’s the ergonomically and hyperbolically engineered wonder desk at your office or the pile of phonebooks and overturned box at home, you’ve gotten out of the death machine designed to kill you and into a better, healthier posture. But don’t let the elevation […]
Taking a Stand: Standing desks allow kids to think on their feet.
Ep:37 Juliet Starrett!
Juliet Starrett: Fighting for Kids To Sit Less, Move More! Plus: Strength Training for Women
Marin County school switches to standing desks after parent-led campaign.
Stay standing, kids — more elementary schools now using standing desks
Juliet and Kelly Starrett on standing desks and movement for kids