Fidgeting at work may actually be great for your health

Posted by Ashley Rodriguez on 7/28/2016 to News

Good news, fidgeters, leg shakers and foot tappers: Your inability to sit still may help you live longer.

New research suggests that fidgeting may stave off the dangers of sitting, which reports have tied to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even death.

A study of more than 12,000 UK women over 12 years found that the health of those who self-identified as occasional to constant fidgeters was not impaired by sitting for longer periods of time, and in some instances, the risk of death even decreased.

Kids who move while learning may absorb more, study says

Posted by on 7/19/2016 to News
Kids who move while learning may absorb more, study says
Math and spelling improved more for students who took active lessons, than those who sat at desks.

Kids who jump, squat and move their bodies during math and spelling may learn more effectively than students in typical sedentary classrooms, a new study suggests.

The research, involving 500 Grade 2 and 3 children in the Netherlands, found those who learned in physically active classes tested better academically than kids who sat at their desks.

The findings were published Wednesday in the journal Pediatrics, and provide new evidence that getting children moving isn't just good for health, but may also boost brain power.

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