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Enhanced Health

Standing desks can increase calorie burn by 17-35% and decrease BMI percentile by 5%. Achieving and maintaining a healthier weight is linked to increased confidence and self-esteem, which is directly tied to attendance rates.2

Improved Academics

Moving more and sitting less in class can lead to 3-5% improvement on test scores.3

Increased Engagement

Standing desks lead to better focus and attention in class. Students have more eye contact with teachers and 7-9 more minutes of engagement per hour – an increase of up to 15%.4

Reduced Disruptions

Both research and teachers suggest that classrooms that offer students more flexibility to move have reduced incidents of behavioral disturbances, fewer distractions, and improved collaboration.5

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