The Body-Brain Connection – How Fidgeting Sharpens Focus

additudemag.com Research shows that physical activity — even a little foot-tapping or gum chewing — increases levels of the neurotransmitters in the brain that control focus and attention. Learn how a subtle fidget may help block out distractions, fight boredom, and...

Stress Toys – Mindlessness With a Purpose

Preliminary research indicates that “fidget widgets” might boost attention and memory. July 15,2015 by Julie Beck https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/07/stress-toys-focus-work/398453/ The tips of all my pens are all chewed up. When I’m nervous, I take my...

Fidgeting Might Be Good for Your Health

Having the jitters may undercut some of the negative effects of prolonged sitting, British study contends September 23, 2015 by Robert Preidt http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/news/20150923/fidgeting-might-be-good-for-your-health (HealthDay News) -- Tapping your...

Fidgeting Has Benefits

A new study show that restless behavior can have big health advantages. September 17, 2016 by Susan McQuillan MS., RDN A study published in the July 2016 issue of the American Journal of Physiology by researchers at the Universities of Missouri and Texas-Arlington...