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New study reveals the health benefits of fidgeting

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Newstalk ZB,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Sunday, 18 August 2019, 11:27AM
The study mirrors other research into adult fidgeting habits. (Photo / Getty)

New research out this week shows that children who fidget are more likely to have a healthier body weight.

The Australian and Scottish co-study builds on previous research which has shown the same in adults as well as being a great reliever of stress.

They have found that fidgeting burns up to 3kg of body weight every year.

Researchers also think that fidgeting is an unconscious self-regulation mechanism that varies depending on what is required - whether its regulating attention, weight or stress.

Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson joined Andrew Dickens to discuss what the research means for us. 

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