Our technologically advanced chair born society cuts our NEAT time down to barely nil. The washing machine, dishwasher, elevator, horseless carriages, and worst of all TV have contributed to the fattening of our population as much as the proliferation of junk food and sodas. As labor saving devices increase so does obesity levels. NEAT can vary between two same sized individuals by up to 2000 calories per day depending on their occupation and leisure time activities. A person can burn up to an extra 750 calories per day by moving more and incorporating NEAT into their daily routine. For example just standing up burns triple the calories of sitting. Sitting wreaks havoc on the body.
Other forms of magic underwear
Mormon Magic Underpants
A term used to describe the "temple garment" many parishioners of the Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS) wear while attending certain ceremonies. It's rumored to protect its' wearer against temptation and evil.
David Copperfield Magic Underwear Trick
A pretty good stunt but not really magic. It's worth the 7 minute running time if you like David's brand of magic.
1. Interindividual Variation in Posture Allocation: Possible Role in Human Obesity
2. The NY Times: Is Sitting a Lethal Activity?
3. NEAT Liberating the Life Force
4. ACSM conference - Inactivity Physiology and Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis D- Marc T. Hamilton, University of Missouri (NEAT): Clinical and Molecular Insights
James A. Levine, Mayo Clinic Theodore W. Zderic, University of Missouri - Columbia
Catherine Kotz, Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 2006
Doug Joachim - NYC www.JoachimsTraining.com