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« on: 09/03/2009 02:50:04 »
Why can we not sit still?  ??? I don't know about you but if I am sitting down and reading a book or listening to music or something, I am constantly tapping my feet, moving my legs, tapping my fingers etc...  :)
It appears that if there isn't a strong enough stimili, I can never sit still!!  ::)
Would it not make more sense to stay still to conserve energy??  :):)


 

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« Reply #1 on: 09/03/2009 04:03:58 »
What would qualify as a strong enough stimuli to get you to be still???
 

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« Reply #2 on: 09/03/2009 05:03:20 »
If there is a good movie on TV. :)
 

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« Reply #3 on: 09/03/2009 05:08:30 »
I'm putting all of it down to pressure. Even the slightest movement changes muscle position maybe enough to relieve a bit of pressure.

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you like to fidget. Some people seem to be able to concentrate better when other parts of their body are doing repetitive stuff...


when you listen to music, I'd be amazed if one didn't tap feet or snap fingers or move in some way.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 09/03/2009 05:16:54 »
Even now reading these comments my feet are moving up and down! :D

Is it possible that all of the fidgeting is to stay alert?

E.g. Our ancestors eating potatoes and tapping their legs together so they can escape when the hungry human and potato eating creature got ready to pounce? :)
 

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« Reply #5 on: 09/03/2009 06:12:10 »
My son had trouble with being fidgety... constantly moving...he takes afer me..I actually get more fidgety when I am tired.....when I need sleep..I think it is unconscous thing for years...I litterally half o be still and fight the fidgets o finally get to sleep.. he would do the same right off till he literally within a second drop off to sleep.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 09/03/2009 06:24:17 »
Haha, I sometimes do it too! :)
 

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« Reply #7 on: 09/03/2009 06:40:55 »
 Yeah.. its frustrating to say the least...... My John has out grown his problem some.. but still on ocassion struggles with it.
I have always had trouble with it.
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« Reply #8 on: 09/03/2009 06:42:47 »
At least I'm not ADHD (I think :)) like this guy is :D:
 

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« Reply #9 on: 09/03/2009 07:42:59 »
I cannot look at the utube right now... I will try tmorrow.... pople in that situation have to learn in different ways but they can do it although it can be tough.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 09/03/2009 07:44:06 »
Well actually I think it was someone pretending but it looked like it was real. :D
 

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« Reply #11 on: 09/03/2009 08:09:51 »
Johns Doctor said he had passive ADHD.... BUT IT WAS PASSIVE LAZINESS WITH SOME LEARNING DISABILITIES....
 He has way surpassed Doctor expectations for him.

He is fine....
 

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« Reply #12 on: 09/03/2009 08:12:56 »
What other kind of things do you do to conscentrate without fidgeting?
 

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« Reply #13 on: 09/03/2009 08:21:59 »
Well I wouldn't call it fidgeting as such but I just moticed that I was making all these unnecessary movements, and I just wondered why we aren't controlled sub-consciously to stay still. :)

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I'll most likely stay still if I am reading a good book, otherwise, I'll still have to keep an eye on it because I only really noticed this yesterday. :)
 

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« Reply #14 on: 09/03/2009 08:34:04 »
The computer helps me to not be s wiggly...which is nice..helps me relax and unwind...helps me to get sleepy at times...
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« Reply #15 on: 09/03/2009 19:25:01 »
Its impossible to sit still, i know i have tried it on the Wii fit.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 09/03/2009 22:33:31 »
That thing is supposed to be quite fun! Is it?
 

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« Reply #17 on: 10/03/2009 05:54:13 »
I'm sure you'll be an ace with it Karen W. :)
 

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« Reply #18 on: 10/03/2009 06:18:34 »
I'm thinking that a monk might be able to achieve sitting still on wii fit. I stand on it and have a fairly good COG... but wii fit demonstrates to us two things..

1. it's easy to cheat 

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2. you don't need any equipment to get a decent workout.
 

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« Reply #19 on: 10/03/2009 08:44:11 »
An ace at it eh?
There is a part of me who would like to try it!
Those are good observations JnA...Lol..I probably could not do it...LOL....
 

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