Is Your Desk Making You Stupid?
more evidence that we need to stand up more:
Sitting around all day isn’t just making you unhealthy. It might also be making you dumber.
Sabine Schaefer, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Germany, recently looked at the effect of walking on working memory. Your mother may have warned you not to walk and chew gum at the same time, but when Schaefer compared the performance of both children and young adults on a standard test of working memory when they were sitting with when they were walking, her results contradicted mom’s advice. The British Psychological Society’s Research Digest sums up the research results:
but then there’s the case for more movement rather than standing…