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Dare to Be 100: Fidgeting

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 01.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

I first met Eric Ravussin 35 years ago. At that time he headed an NIH lab in Phoenix. The site of his work was coincident with the fact that the local...

Fidgeting Has A Surprising Health Benefit

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living

Your parents may have said fidgeting is rude, but it could also be saving your life, according to new research. A study published today in the America...

How Can I Help My Fidgety Son Succeed in School?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

As a parenting coach and family therapist, I see a steady stream of "fidgety" kids in my practice. Their parents are often at their wits end after being repeatedly chided by their child's teacher to somehow convince their youngster to manage the disruptions created by his or her constant motion.

The Real Reason Why Kids Fidget -- And What We Can Do About It

Angela Hanscom | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Angela Hanscom

Fidgeting is a real problem. It is a strong indicator that children are not getting enough movement throughout the day. We need to fix the underlying issue.

Ask Healthy Living: Why Do We Fidget?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Hav...

11 'Bad' Things We Learned May Actually Be Good For You In 2011

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living

Fidgeting is bad; those comedies are going to rot your brain; chocolate isn't good for you -- these are all things we've heard time and time again. ...

Space Out! Why Daydreaming Is So Important | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Put the cell phone down, drop the Blackberry, cease the nonstop tweeting. All you attention-deficit types think that your multitasking is somehow prov...