30 Sep 2009

Who needs the gym?

Fidgeting may be frustrating but researchers at the Mayo Clinic in the United States have found it also helps people stay slim.

People who regularly twitch, tap, stretch or yawn can burn up to an extra 350 calories a day. James Levine, who led the research said "There are staggering differences in the amount of fidgeting between people who are lean and people who are not. The amount of this low-grade activity is so substantial it could easily account for obesity."

Research also found that while some people are naturally more fidgety, it's an easy habit to pick up, and it could help you lose 10 to 30lb a year.


Soft lips can help you lose weight! Fat Burner Energy Lip Balm, £4.95, claims to suppress your appetite.

PETTY WITTER SAYS: Can you imagine the results you could obtain by combining the two - fidgeting whilst putting on the lip balm. Yes, you could end up with balm all over your face but imagine the potential weight loss.


chitra said...

Your comment made me laugh :)

Kelly said...

I'm laughing, too!! What a mental picture!

Jenners said...

Thank you for this! I've always been a fidgeter and my mom always told me to stop. Now I know she is resposible for all my extra weight!!!: )

And did you change your blog look? I like it!

Petty Witter said...

Yes Jenners, we did indeed change the layout - I say 'we' as though I'm getting much better at this (I can now do live links), it's largely down to Hubby to do anything more complcated.

(M)ary said...

hey, funny you should mention that! i was thinking about shaking my legs underneath the desk at work to make up for the fact i sit at a computer all day.