Try It Out For Yourself
The Center for Teaching and Learning has a Walkstation available to try. Call or contact the Front Desk to schedule a time or demonstration.
Did You Know?
Health guidelines emphasizing 30 minutes of exercise a day may be ‘undone’ if the person spends the remaining 15.5 hours in sedentary time. Too little exercise, too much sitting: Inactivity Physiology Study 2008
Movement helps energize the mind. Increasing flow of oxygen and glucose to brain:
- Increases the release of endorphins
- Helps create new neurons
- Causes frontal lobes to grow in size
- Helps the brain run faster and more efficiently
“The simple movement walking provides increases cognitive function, health and energy.”
-Dr James Levine
Experts recommend breaks from sitting every 60 minutes.
- Informal poll of attendees of “The Science of Sedentary Behavior” conference sponsored by Standford Center on Longevity and Steelcase Inc., July 2010
- Movement improves brain function, mental abilities, performance speed, ease of learning, detail recollection and reduced levels of anxiety and depression.
- A Lifelong Guide to Sharper Thinking, Better Memory, and an Age-Proof Mind,” by Richard Leviton, 1995
- Exercise to Process Information More Efficiently p. 253
By standing, you burn three times as many calories as you do sitting.