What Have I Learned This Month: It Pays to Fidget
I was speaking with Dr. Rimmer about a participant in our group whose physician advised her to wiggle in bed. I asked, “Does this sound like an exercise prescription?” His response was, “Yes,” and we agreed that any movement is better than none.
Fidgeting or what is called “non-exercise” activity may be beneficial for a person’s health if he or she is overweight. Researchers have indicated that some people who are heavier tend to sit still, while someone who is leaner has the tendency to fidget, pace, or stand during the day. One study suggests that a leaner person moves approximately two hours more per day than a heavier person who just sits.
Read the entire column at http://www.ncpad.org/322/1947/It~Pays~to~Fidget.