The best way to learn good habits is to start young. With all of the evidence that has come to light as of late regarding how bad sitting is for your body, why is it that we don’t give children stand-up desks throughout primary school? When you try and migrate to a standing desk in your 20’s, 30’s, or later, the change can be quite tough, but imagine if it was the norm from the age of six or so!
That’s exactly what entrepreneur and investor Tim Ferriss is pushing towards. For his 38th birthday he is aiming to raise money to support the outfitting of an entire elementary school with only standing desks. Working with the StandupKids organization, his goal is to raise at least $100,000 through donations from readers of his popular Four Hour Work Week blog. This will allow Vallecito Elementary School Ms. Grey to buy a standing desk for each one of the 350 students enrolled there.
UPDATE: CBS News picked up this story–you can read about it here.