If sitting is so bad for adults, then why are we condemning our kids to a life full of it? According to the Small Schools Coalition, the average U.S. student sits about 4.5 hours during an entire school day, but this statistic does not factor in the hours spent sitting doing homework, watching television, and completing basic activities such as eating or going for long car rides.
You think kids are active? They are sitting nearly as much as the average office worker.
Elementary school children spend an average of 943 hours at school — and most of that time isn’t dedicated to recess.