Get up, stand up. A new study finds that high school freshman who use stand-up desks perform better on tests of executive function and memory.As reported in ScienceDaily, "these skills are directly related to the development of many academic skills that allow students to manage their time effectively, memorize facts, understand what they read, solve multi-step problems and organize their thoughts in writing." It's the first time that evidence has been found for the neurocognitive benefits of standing desks in schools. Previous studies had hinted that stand up desks might improve student attention and focus, without disrupting students’ level of engagement.
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