Bike Desks in the Classroom: Energy Expenditure, Physical Health, Cognitive Performance, Brain Functioning and Academic Performance

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BACKGROUND: Physical activity is positively associated with physical health, cognitive performance, brain functioning and academic performance. The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of bike desks in the classroom on adolescents' energy expenditure, physical health, cognitive performance, brain functioning and academic performance.

METHODS: Forty-four adolescents were randomly assigned to control (CG) or intervention group (IG). During five months, the IG used a bike desk for four class hours/week. Energy expenditure was measured during six consecutive days. Anthropometric parameters, aerobic fitness, academic performance, cognitive performance and brain functioning were assessed before (T0) and after (T1) the intervention.

RESULTS: Energy expenditure of the IG was significantly higher during the class hours in which they used the bike desks relative to normal class hours. The CG had a significantly higher BMI at T1 relative to T0 while this was not significantly different for the IG. Aerobic fitness was significantly better in the IG at T1 relative to T0. No significant effects on academic performance cognitive performance and brain functioning were observed.

CONCLUSION: As the implementation of bike desks in the classroom did not interfere with adolescents' academic performance, this can be seen as an effective means of reducing in-class sedentary time and improving adolescents' physical health.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)429-439
Aantal pagina's11
TijdschriftJournal of Physical Activity and Health
Volume14
Nummer van het tijdschrift6
DOI's
StatusPublished - 7 feb 2017

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