Does your brain feel fried? Can’t seem to pay attention or come up with any ideas?
Here’s one simple thing you can to do increase your brainpower…
Yes, it is that easy. Get out of your chair and on to your feet.
A new study from Texas A&M University found that students with standing desks were more attentive and showed 12 percent greater on-task engagement than students who had seated desks. This 12 percent equates to an extra seven minutes per hour of engaged instruction time.
These results lead researches to believe we think better on our feet.
Mark Benden, Ph.D., CPE, associate professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, said that previous research has shown that physical activity, even at low levels, may have beneficial effects on cognitive ability.
“Standing workstations reduce disruptive behavior problems and increase students’ attention or academic behavioral engagement by providing students with a different method for completing academic tasks (like standing) that breaks up the monotony of seated work,” Benden said.
Is your work starting to feel monotonous? Maybe it is time to push the chair aside and let your feet do the thinking.