Students pedal on their bike desks during class in Mexico (Picture: Reuters) A school has introduced bike-pedal desks to help students stay in shape during class.
Public High School 24, near Monterrey, north-east Mexico , bought the desks after noticing an increase in obesity and anxiety among pupils returning to class after the pandemic.
Principal Sanjuanita Garcia told Reuters : ‘After we got back to in-person classes, we began to observe lots of anxiety among our boys and how obesity shot up.
‘With this project, we’re trying to break down the problem.’
There are currently pedal desks in two classrooms, but they are set to be rolled out to the remaining 21 classes. One 13-year-old student said their concentration had improved since using the desks.
Studies suggest that just under 10% of children below the age of five are obese, rising steeply to nearly 20% under the age of 11.It represents a relatively recent trend, beginning in the 1980s and widely attributed to the introduction of cheap, mass-produced processed food […]
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