How do you keep yourself from being bored?  Scientists north of the border are hoping that defining it will be a start.

FOX News Radio's Chris Hoenig reports in today's "Housecall for Health":

Scientists are studying boredom in a new way and trying to figure out a solution.  Canadian researchers at York University in Ontario have developed a new definition:

"An averse state of wanting, but being unable to engage in satisfying activity."

They say the seemingly innocent feeling can lead to issues like binge eating, drug and alcohol abuse and gambling, and hope a better understanding of boredom will help with new strategies to eliminate it.

Housecall for Health, I'm Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.