Items Tagged ‘NEAT’

May 29, 2012

Are Video Games Killing you?

By Mystery User

Meet Jason, chirps James A. Levine, Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in his book Move a Little, Lose a Lot. “Jason was a self-defined ‘gamer’ who spent the vast majority of his non-work time plopped on the sofa moving little but his thumbs and forefingers as he slayed villains and […]

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Tags: Dr. James A. Levine, NEAT, video games, Xbox 360 Magazine

February 19, 2010

Get up, get moving, get busy

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Move a Little, Lose A Lot, by James A. Levine…   How much do you sit? Levine, an M.D., Ph.D. and director of Mayo Clinic’s NEAT Center (for Nonexercise Activity Thermogenesis) writes that many of us spend 80 percent of our time on our butts.   ”We have evolved to hunt and gather, sow and […]

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Tags: Dr. James Levine, NEAT

January 13, 2010

Easy Ways To Lose Weight

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

If you’ve made a vow to lose those extra pounds this year, here are some fresh approaches. A few food swaps, a bit more movement, and some easy behavioral changes can make a big difference.   1. Don’t Sit Still Make a conscious effort to move more on a daily basis, whether it is cleaning […]

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Tags: lose weight, NEAT

January 7, 2010

Obesity as one of the greatest health threats

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

New research indicates that obesity causes as much or more disease than smoking, and some experts are warning that the rise in obesity could lead to the first decline in life expectancy.   Mayo Clinic endocrinologist James Levine believes the key to curing what he calls the “sitting disease” is to get moving.   James […]

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Tags: NEAT, Obesity

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