Sounds crazy right? Well according to a study by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, fidgeting can offset the negative effects of sitting at a desk all day. They performed a study with 12,000 women over the course of twelve years. Within this group, it was found that women who sat for more than 7 hours per day who did NOT fidget were at a 43% higher risk of mortality than those who did fidget. Fidgeting seems to have a counteract the long term effects of sitting all day. Those who fidget on a regular basis had a ZERO percent increase of death from sitting more than 7 hours a day.
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