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Ian M. Greenlund, Piersan E. Suriano, Steven J. Elmer, Jason R. Carter and John J. Durocher

others, office workers may consider a standing desk to sit less and potentially reduce health risks. In particular, there is evidence to suggest that standing workstations can provide cardiovascular benefits ranging from improved cardiometabolic risk factors 9 to lower ambulatory blood pressure. 10

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Julia Rudecki, Katie Weatherson and Guy Faulkner

SB in these contexts, including the implementation of fixed standing desks, workstations adjustable to full standing height, treadmill desks, cycle ergometers, and pedal devices fitted underneath the desk that can be used while doing usual desk-based job tasks. 9 For example, a systematic review

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Christopher Reiff, Kara Marlatt and Donald R. Dengel


Traditional desks require students to sit; however, recently schools have provided students with nontraditional standing desks. The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in caloric expenditure of young adults while sitting at a standard classroom desk and standing at a nontraditional standing classroom desk.


Twenty (10 male/10 female) young (22.8 ± 1.9 y), healthy participants reported to the laboratory between the hours of 7:00 AM and 2:00 PM following a 12-h fast and 48-h break in exercise. Participants were randomly assigned to perform a series of mathematical problems either sitting at a normal classroom desk or standing at a nontraditional standing desk. Inspired and expired gases were collected for 45-min for the determination of oxygen consumption (VO2), carbon dioxide production (VCO2), and minute ventilation (VE) using a metabolic gas system.


There were significant increases from sitting to standing in VO2 (0.22 ± 0.05 vs. 0.28 ± 0.05 L·min−1, P ≤ .0001), VCO2 (0.18 ± 0.05 vs. 0.24 ± 0.050 L·min−1, P ≤ .0001), VE (7.72 ± 0.67 vs. 9.41 ± 1.20 L·min−1, P ≤ .0001), and kilocalories expended per minute (1.36 ± 0.20 kcal/ min, P ≤ .0001 vs. 1.02 ± 0.22 kcal/min, P ≤ .0001).


Results indicate a significant increase in caloric expenditure in subjects that were standing at a standing classroom desk compared with sitting at a standard classroom desk.

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Danilo R. Silva, Cláudia S. Minderico, Pedro B. Júdice, André O. Werneck, David Ohara, Edilson S. Cyrino and Luís B. Sardinha

detecting changes in school, after school, and in weekend sedentary behavior among adolescents participating in a school-based standing desk intervention to reduce sitting time. Methods Participants and Procedures This investigation is based on secondary data from a standing desk intervention that aimed to

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Katie Weatherson, Lira Yun, Kelly Wunderlich, Eli Puterman and Guy Faulkner

work. The overall aim of this study was to examine the application of an EMA protocol within a standing desk intervention by using self-reported questionnaires on mobile phones to measure office-based workers’ position and time in sitting, standing, and stepping. We did this by testing 4 objectives

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Yvonne G. Ellis, Dylan P. Cliff, Steven J. Howard and Anthony D. Okely

consistent between the 2 conditions (∼15 min each). The modified preschool day was based on the modifications suggested by early childhood education and care center staff (eg, height-adjustable standing desk and breaking up sitting with standing and stretching) ( 13 ) and confirmed by the authors and a

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Margina Ruiter, Charly Eielts, Sofie Loyens and Fred Paas

with active workstations. The present study will start to investigate these cognitive effects. We will employ desk bikes as a physical activity intervention because they are a more feasible and cheaper option in the classroom than treadmills and offer more physical activity than standing desks

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James E. Peterman, Kalee L. Morris, Rodger Kram and William C. Byrnes

sedentary workplaces, a variety of devices have been proposed. For example, standing desks have increased in popularity and allow for standing breaks to interrupt prolonged sitting. However, consistent improvements in measured cardiometabolic risk factors have not been found when standing desks are

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Jennifer Ann McGetrick, Krystyna Kongats, Kim D. Raine, Corinne Voyer and Candace I.J. Nykiforuk

through bike lanes, cycle facilities, multimodal transit, secure storage for gear, etc. (2) Enable choice 74.0 Extremely favorable 33.8 73.4 9.2 76.2 67.2 Provide incentives for workplaces to reduce extended sitting time among their employees (eg, standing desks, walking meetings, active transportation

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Daniel M. Grindle, Lauren Baker, Mike Furr, Tim Puterio, Brian Knarr and Jill Higginson

testing conditions. The treadmill wide desk was adjusted to each user’s elbow height (ie, standard for standing desks 16 ). Centered on the desk was a computer monitor, a keyboard directly in front of the computer, and a mouse to the right of the keyboard. Participants walked with and without cognitive