Ergotron is sponsoring ErgoExpo’s August Wednesday Webinar: “Get Up: Your Life Might Depend Upon It” featuring James A. Levine, MD, Ph.D on August 13 at 1 pm CT/11 am PT. In today’s chair-based world, sitting has become the new smoking. Dr. Levine argues that the main problem is the way our modern world forces us to sit in nearly every aspect of our lives. Drawing on decades of research conducted in his Mayo Clinic lab, Dr. Levine will reveal the effects sitting has on our bodies and minds and more. Visit the ErgoExpo website to learn more, or…
Tweet along with us using the hashtags #getup and #juststand the day of the event. There will be time to ask Dr. Levine questions at the end so be sure to take advantage of this rare opportunity!
Dr. Levine’s book, “Get up! Your Chair Is Killing You & What You Can Do About It” is launching today, available everywhere books are sold. Visit http://juststand.org/getup to learn more.
Ergotron is featuring presentations in the booth (3326) each day of ISTE! Here, Joey DiPuma, IT manager for a Florida-based public school system, is speaking with attendees about his experience in Spring 2014 integrating a standing desk classroom into a school in their system, Belle Terre Elementary, using Ergotron’s new LearnFit™ Standing Desk.
Through his recognition that the classroom environment should be capable of matching the level of achievement currently attained through the use of one-on-one devices, he worked with Ergotron to convert a classroom with the goal to increase student achievement through traditional and innovative approaches to education.
Educators are under increased pressure to improve test scores while at the same time, school budgets seem to be shrinking. This kind of challenge can lead to fewer opportunities for movement during the school day, even though research shows that reducing opportunities for physical activity in school limits a student’s ability to learn.
Movement is an important part of brain function. At Ergotron we think that incorporating more physical activity into the school day is a positive way to move children in the right direction for learning and ultimately long-term success. If we can get students moving in the classroom on a regular basis, we can impact learning and future performance. The LearnFit™ Adjustable Standing Desk for students is an easy way to incorporate more natural movement throughout the day, especially when other active opportunities are disappearing.