To Combat Obesity And Diabetes, Australia opened world’s first standing classroom

Dec 26, 2013 18:17 IST

In an effort to know the effects of long sitting , scientists had started a new initiative in Australia.

Mont Albert Primary School had launched the world’s first standing classroom as part of the Experiment by Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute Researchers.

Since the desks were introduced more than two months ago, most students have taken the opportunity to stand.

A grade six class at Primary School was fitted with height-adjustable desks to allow the pupils to sit or stand, as part of an experiment.

Previous studies have shown students spent two-thirds of a school day sitting, and prolonged childhood sitting can contribute to the onset of such diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity.

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