Benefits of Standing on Learning & Health

  1. The average U.S. student spends 75% of the school day sitting (1)
    • Slows metabolism
    • Promotes poor posture
    • Lack of movement impedes learning
  2. 2.4 million U.S. children age 6-11 have been diagnosed with ADHD (2)
    • Causes fidgeting, feeling constrained when sitting
    • Causes difficulty maintaining focus and concentration
    • Makes student more prone to classroom disruptions
  3. Learning Benefits From Standing (3)(4)(5)
    • 5% improvement on test scores
    • Better focus and 15% increase in teacher engagement
    • Non-disruptive outlet for fidgeting with reduced disruptions
  4. Health Benefits From Standing (6)
    • Up to 35% increased calorie burn
    • 5% reduction in BMI percentile
    • Improved blood flow – increased oxygen and nutrients to brain
    • Improved posture


  1. 2010 survey by Kaiser Family Foundation – Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8-18 Year Olds
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, November 2020
  3. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, December 2015, ME Bendon, RK Mehta
  4. Journal of Education and Health Promotion, April 2015, ME Benden, J Blake, M Dornheckera, ML Wendel, H Zhao
  5. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, September 2012, J Blake, ME Benden, M Wendel
  6. American Journal of Public Health, August 2016, ME Benden, C Jeffrey, ML Wendel, H Zhao