Incorporating standing desks into your classroom has been proven to have many health and learning benefits. According to a study done by the Ergonomics Center at Texas A&M, standing desks can increase engagement in the classroom by up to 15 per cent. That’s pretty substantial!
Since we know the value that classroom standing desks bring, we recently added Varidesk Education’s newly designed line of Stand2Learn desks that you’ve come to know and love. This product makeover adds several new features that make classroom engagement, collaboration and health even easier than before.
The new desks have a slightly angled work surface for easier use for students. This reduces eye strain and neck strain, as their homework will be at a more comfortable angle to read and write. This greater ergonomic design is sure to provide greater comfort for students over longer periods of time so that they can focus on their work throughout the day.
Varidesk Education has designed the new Stand2Learn desk line with a dual level footrest. This means that there are two options for every student to choose to rest their feet, giving greater comfort for a wider range of student heights. A well-designed footrest can allow for a more ergonomic stance, as well as reduce tension from your feet while standing. With multiple options in a footrest, students can shift their weight throughout the day, integrating more movement into their routine.
Looking for ways to increase collaboration in your class? These standing desks are your answer! Their laminate surface is sealed with a special finish to create a dry-erase desktop. Students can then write directly on their desk to share notes, create collaborative diagrams or illustrate concepts with their peers. Furthermore, students can freely write on their desk surface without worry of damaging or defacing the desks; the dry-erase markers wipe off easily with the simple use of a tissue.
Designed with students in mind, these Varidesk units have several features to make classroom life easier and more organized. The work surface has a convenient pencil groove located at the top to keep writing utensils conveniently in reach. The groove also prevents any pencils or pens from rolling away down the angled desktop. Each desk also features a convenient bag hook located on the side, so students can keep their backpacks nearby in an organized, neat fashion.
Varidesk Education has kept with the original Stand2Learn line in terms of offering several different desk sizes. This is a great continuance of the old design, as it allows for greater accommodation of different student ages and heights. The variants available include a size for grades kindergarten through five and for grades five through 12, both of which also offer some height adjustability within themselves. The desks also come in either single or double styles to accommodate either one or two students at a time, depending on your classroom needs.
Whatever your classroom set-up, Fitneff and Varidesk Education have a desk that can improve the learning environment through greater focus, greater engagement and greater health. Try one out today! Contact email@example.com for a custom quote for your school, or shop now directly online.
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It is widely known that incorporating wellness practices into your workplace can not only lead to happier and healthier employees, but also more productive employees. This is because when people are healthier, they need fewer sick days and are better able to focus on work while they’re in the office, rather than feeling ill or having chronic aches and pains. All in all, employees feel better and the company saves money. Makes sense, right?
Okay, this information is all well and good (pun intended), but how does a company actually create a culture of wellness at work? What are some practical tips that an organization can implement in order to make wellness a clear priority? To help you get started down the right path, we’ve put together six tips to help you integrate wellness into the workplace today.
What are some of the things that you do to unwind at the end of the day? For many of us, leisure activities like reading or watching a favourite Netflix show spring to mind. You’ve been at the office all day, your brain is feeling tired and you just want to do something relatively mindless to relax. We get it!
The problem here is not with the activities themselves, but there is a problem with the sedentary behaviour that they promote. If you’ve been sitting all day at your desk at work only to come home and sit some more in the evening, those sedentary hours can add up quickly and make a big difference in your overall health.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a few tips and tricks on how to make some of these leisure activities more movement-friendly. This way, when you’re feeling like you need some downtime with one of these pastimes, you can do so guilt-free.
#SelfCareSunday has definitely become a trending sensation on Instagram in recent years, with people all over the Internet posting about spa days and special treatments come the weekend. But who says self-care has to be a massive undertaking, and who says it should happen only one day a week?
Here at Fitneff, we think self-care is important every day of the week. So, for this week’s blog we thought we would put together a weekly schedule of self-care practices that you can do to make sure you’re giving yourself what you need to be at your best. But self-care shouldn’t just be written about – it should be done! So I, your friendly Fitneff marketing coordinator, decided to put the schedule to work last week and I’ll share with you my experience with each activity.