"Overweight people have a tendency to sit, while lean ones have trouble holding still..researchers are reporting in findings published today."
"...The difference translates into about 350 calories a day, enough to produce a weight loss of 30 to 40 pounds in one year..."
"...the Mayo Clinic outfitted 10 lean men and women and 10 slightly obese ones - all of whom described themselves as "couch potatoes" - with underwear carrying sensors that measured their body postures and movements every half second..."
"...Each phase included a 10-day period during which they had to wear the underwear with the sensors around the clock, taking it off for only about 15 minutes a day to shower and get a fresh set from the researchers."
"...the bottom was a risqué-looking pair of shorts with openings at the crotch and backside so the garment would not have to be lowered during the day, which would have disturbed the sensors..."
Dr. Levine said he had designed the outfit with a colleague..."you have to test them for comfort. I would put them on top of my suit...Nothing gave me more pleasure than to wander around with this bizarre underwear over my suit."
I love science.