That's one small step for the standing desk and one giant leap for students all over the United States. Students at Central High School in La Crosse Wisconsin were recently awarded grant money to put stand up desks in school.
Students at Central High will receive money from the La Crosse School District to buy ten standing desks that will be scattered around classrooms as part of a pilot project to study the possible benefits of a stand up desk in schools. The project is based on research revealing the negative health effects of sitting and was inspired by all the facts that we've been shouting from the rooftops (or the UpDesk blog) for months. You know - facts about how sitting at your desk negatively affects your whole body causes a host of medical conditions and can even shorten your lifespan. And facts about how standing at a height adjustable desk can make you more productive help you burn calories and even boost your mood.
In fact schools all across the country are starting to recognize the benefits of a stand up desk. Whether it's to help students decrease the risk of obesity or increase their focus in the classroom working from a standing desk is finally beginning to gain the popularity it deserves.
The success of the standing desk grant at Central High is just another example that no matter your age or profession if you spend most of your day at a desk a height adjustable desk is perfect for anyone...in fact it may just save your life. If you're ready to stand up and kick that desk chair to the curb call us at (615) 350-7085 today to explore all your options.