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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 2005, Syracuse, New York Friday, January THE POST-STANDARD PAGE A-3 HEALTH I Study: Keep moving to lose weight Knight Ridder Newspapers St Paul, Minn Move it and lose it. Researchers at the Mayo Clin- ic have found that any type of small activity throughout the day could be more effective for los- ing weight than formal workouts at the gym. In the small, pilot study, re- searchers wanted to explore the relationship between obesity and "nonexercise activity thennoge- also known as MEAT NEAT is the calories people burn in everyday activities, rath- er than purposeful exercise like gym workouts or organized sports said lead researcher Dr. James A Levine, who was talk- ing on the phone as he walked on a treadmill in his office. "Sit- ting is a lost opportunity to get up" The same researchers stud- ied fidgeting five years ago found non builds on what they learned then that fidgeting can minimize In the United States poor diet and physical inactivity are asso- ciated with deaths annu- ally In 2003, obesity-related medical expenditures approach- ed bilhon The Mayo study, which ap- peared Thursday in the journal Science, tracked the movements of 20 self described "couch po- half of whom were lean, the other half, mildly obese. Re- searchers monitored them for two 10 day periods, in between, they participated in a supervised eight-week feeding program In the 10 day phases, partici- pants went about their regular daily activities They wore spe- cial underwear with sensors that recorded, half-second, when they sat, stood, lay down Vi 11JLW C-W Each morning, participants exchanged their underv.ear for a fresh set After crunching the numbers, research- ers discovered that on average, obese people sit 150 minutes more each day than their natural- ly lean counterparts That means obese people bum 350 fewer cal- ones a day than lean people In phase two, researchers overfed the lean subjects and un- derfed the obese subjects by States may tax facelifts The Associated Press Oiympia, Wash Nip, tuck and tax9 Lawmakers trying to plump up the bottom line are consid- ering a "vanity tax" on cosmet- ic surgery and Botox injections in Washington, Illinois and other states Plastic surgeons and then pa- tients sa> the idea is just plain ugly "It makes no sense Where does it stop massages, facials, teeth cleanings9" asked Karen Wakefield, 51, who has had a nose job. dermabrasion, hposuc- tion, tummy tuck and breast lift plus a little Botox here and there. Seattle Democrat state Sen. Karen Keiser, 57, who proposed the tax, said she thinks cosmetic j surgery patients can afford the state's 6.5 percent sales tax. She wants to earmark the money for poor children's health insurance. In September, New Jersey be- came the first and only state to tax plastic surgery, at 6 percent The tax is projected to bring in million a year calories apiece each day. Participants ate every meal at the hospital, which tailored menus to each person. They had to eat every morsel; the hospital pro- vided rubber spatulas, if neces- sary, so they could get every last bit of food. After losing weight, the obese HARDWOOD LAMINATE FLOORING FW 78c PER SO FT LUMBER LIQUIDATORS.CQM 650 SUBNET AVE. SYRACUSE (315) 476-1111 POOLSANDSMS ANNUAL INVENTORY CLEARANCE group still sat more and moved less. The lean group, now a little heavier, still sat less and moved more. 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