New desks keep students moving while they study - WNCT

New desks keep students moving while they study

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A Nashville, Tennessee high school is testing out a new desk that lets students exercise while they study in class. 

It's actually a desk with a stationary bike attached.  It might have been designed to help combat childhood obesity but it seems to be helping in other ways too.

"I think there’s definitely some truth to it,” said Jennifer Payne, Glencliffe Teacher.  “There’s lots and lots of studies out there that show the more physically active you are, the more attention you can give to something, the more focus that you have.”

The bikes are padded to protect students' elbows and arms from getting tired and the soft but sturdy, angled desktop allows users to place books, notes or even tablets and laptops at a distance so they can be read while pedaling the bike.

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