Benefits of Fidgeting: Toe-Tapping to Better Health

Previous research has shown that sitting for an extended period of time at a computer or during a long airline flight reduces blood flow to the legs, which may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri have found that fidgeting while sitting can protect the arteries in legs and potentially help prevent arterial disease.

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Benefits of Fidgeting: Toe-Tapping to Better Health

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am