Fidgeting is moving about
restlessly or the behavior of being continually in motion.
Fidgeting is usually used to
describe someone who can’t sit still. Fidgety people move in their seats
constantly, move their hands and feet, and appear to be in constant motion. Fidgeting
in children is sometimes a sign of hyperactivity or attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but it’s not always a bad thing.
Some people have a genetic
predisposition to fidget. They are restless and move around constantly. Some
obese people have a genetic predisposition to be energy efficient and are
naturally inclined to conserve energy.
Treatment includes assessing
and treating the underlying condition. This sometimes includes providing:
- a stimulating environment
- plenty of exercise
- good nutrition
- adequate sleep
Call a doctor if fidgeting
becomes agitation and is accompanied by emotional distress.