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The Evaluation of the Impact of a Stand-Biased Desk on Energy Expenditure and Physical Activity for Elementary School Students

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School of Public Health, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, 1266 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, USA
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Department of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University, 4225 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, USA
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(9), 9361-9375; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph110909361
Received: 6 June 2014 / Revised: 1 September 2014 / Accepted: 2 September 2014 / Published: 10 September 2014
Due to the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity, the association between classroom furniture and energy expenditure as well as physical activity was examined using a standing-desk intervention in three central-Texas elementary schools. Of the 480 students in the 24 classrooms randomly assigned to either a seated or stand-biased desk equipped classroom, 374 agreed to participate in a week-long data collection during the fall and spring semesters. Each participant’s data was collected using Sensewear® armbands and was comprised of measures of energy expenditure (EE) and step count. A hierarchical linear mixed effects model showed that children in seated desk classrooms had significantly lower (EE) and fewer steps during the standardized lecture time than children in stand-biased classrooms after adjusting for grade, race, and gender. The use of a standing desk showed a significant higher mean energy expenditure by 0.16 kcal/min (p < 0.0001) in the fall semester, and a higher EE by 0.08 kcal/min (p = 0.0092) in the spring semester. View Full-Text
Keywords: child obesity; school-based intervention; behavior; standing desk child obesity; school-based intervention; behavior; standing desk
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Benden, M.E.; Zhao, H.; Jeffrey, C.E.; Wendel, M.L.; Blake, J.J. The Evaluation of the Impact of a Stand-Biased Desk on Energy Expenditure and Physical Activity for Elementary School Students. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 9361-9375.

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