Lose weight sat at your desk now made a reality

US-based BodyTogs has showcased its latest products at this year’s Arab Health. Dr Ayaz Virji, a certified practitioner in Bariatric medicine — the science of weight loss, designed the product, which is known as Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT).

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By  Sarah Campbell Published  February 20, 2006

US-based BodyTogs has showcased its latest products at this year’s Arab Health. Dr Ayaz Virji, a certified practitioner in Bariatric medicine — the science of weight loss, designed the product, which is known as Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT). Aimed at the sedentary population, NEAT increases the calorific burn during routine activities like brushing your teeth or lifting office equipment, and claims to increase fat burning as well as having muscle toning potential. The product is a weighted sleeve, which has been designed to be worn on the calves and arms and can be worn discreetly under everyday clothing, the company claims. BodyTogs has been designed so that people who lead sedentary lifestyles, or who feel they are too busy to exercise, can benefit from 14% more calorific burn every ten minutes by wearing these weights, according to a research study conducted by the North American Association for the Study of Obesity. “BodyTogs are virtually effortless to use so your body is fooled into burning the extra calories,” said Dr Virji. “As you lose weight, your metabolism slows down, so by replacing the internal weight with external, anatomically correct weight, your metabolism will remain elevated, and as a result, calorific burn is enhanced,” he added. Dr Virji has conducted years of research into the product, and has proven that wearing these devices for ten hours a day has a similar effect to running two miles. The product was first designed to help patients at his weight loss centre in Clearwater, Florida, US. The BodyTogs weight loss system was introduced to the Middle East at Arab Health 2006 medical exhibition, which took place at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, January 22-25. More than 2000 exhibiting companies from over 50 countries attended the event to do business, and over 28,000 visitors attended. “Arab Health continues to go from strength to strength. This year we are delighted to feature 30 dedicated country pavilions from Western Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia,” said Vicky Lee, exhibition director for Arab Health.

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