Researchers say standing helps young students pay attention

April 24, 2015 7:40 PM

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Researchers say standing helps young students pay attention

"Simply put, we think better on our feet than in our seat," said lead researcher Mark Benden.

In observing the behavior of some 300 children in the second, third and fourth grades, scientists at Texas A&M University found a 12 percent increase in on-task engagement in classrooms with standing desks. The increase translated to an average of an extra seven minutes learning time every hour.

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