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7 May 2014

Innovative study introduces standing desks in schools

A new pilot study aims to understand whether standing desks in schools can help reduce Britain's increasingly sedentary behaviour and curb the country's rising obesity epidemic.

The Stand Out in Class study, believed to be the first in the UK (and possibly Europe) to look at sit-to-stand desks in schools, introduced a bank of six specialist desks in a Year 5 classroom (ages 9-10) in January and is tracking pupils’ progress as they try to stand more in class.  

See Loughborough's research team interviewed on BBC Breakfast or read the full press release.