What is Fidgeting? It’s basically making small movements with the body, mostly really realizing it. It involves action like touching your hair, biting your nails, spinning pens in your hand or any such voluntary actions with your body.
It’s not just limited to the adults, even children are addicted to this. While fidgeting is often related to discomfort and anxiety, it also proves to have some health benefits.
Fidgeting can be a result of a number of reasons. Mostly it is observed as a way to divert attention when a person is bored or stressed, it can also be a reason of discomfort and restlessness.
But sometimes the reason behind fidgeting could be quite intense. Serious fidgeting is observed related to health conditions such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and restless leg syndrome (RLS).
Random semi-conscious fidgeting can be partially good for your health but serious fidgeting could turn dangerous and immediately calls for medical attention.
It’s seen that mild fidgeting is one of the best way to save your mind from being occupied by disturbing thoughts. It also adds in helping a person to think better and makes them more expressive. Involving in such a bodily act also serves to be a great stress-buster.
Sitting all day long and being hooked to your computer at work can be very tiring. Moreover this can have a bad impact on your health and waistline. Researchers at the University of Missouri have found out a solution to maintain the circulation of blood in the body when you are busy at your desk. Yes, you got that right! Fidget is the answer to this problem.
According to a study published in the Health System Magazine of the University of Missouri, fidgeting while staying still at a single place can help protect your arteries in the legs and possibly prevent arterial disease.
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