Pupils should stand in class and squat rather than sit during assembly to fight child obesity, says health campaigner

Schoolchildren should be forced to stand at their desks to tackle the obesity crisis, according to a leading health campaigner.
Author Dr Rangan Chatterjee, star of the BBC’s Doctor in the House, also said children should be encouraged to squat rather than sit during assembly.
Research has shown that using a standing desk for three hours a day, five days a week, can burn an extra 30,000 calories a year – the equivalent of 10 marathons.
Standing desks have been trialled at a handful of schools, including Kewstoke Primary in Somerset, which bought three last year.
Dr Chatterjee, who has two... read more

 
8 January 2018 in Health, Views: 42
Source: Daily Mail
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