Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis – Simple weight loss technique to shed pounds The N.E.A.T. Way
We live in times of great convenience and luxury. Most of the people in modern society have very sedentary lifestyles PLUS we spend an average of 10 to 15 hours a day sitting in our cars, at our desk, watching T.V. and browsing on the internet. Has all of this convenience compromised our health and beauty? Recent studies show the results to be a resounding YES!
The #1 key to solving any problem is being aware that the problem exists in the first place. As I like to say, “consciousness trumps everything.” So now we can begin to focus on the solution.
Most experts encourage the application of vigorous exercise several times a week in order to have your body in immaculate shape. What I have found, however, is that it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. It’s about having intelligent strategies to leverage the small things that actually add up to getting the BIG results.
NEAT stands for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis. This is the energy we expend each day for everything that is not sleeping, eating, or sports-like activities. We are specifically talking about the non-exercise activities that we would normally perform on a daily basis.
Things like walking to your job from your car, washing dishes, dusting, cleaning, walking your dog, playing with your kids. These are all things that increase your NEAT. Increasing your NEAT time each day is the key to burning extra calories.
Are you a victim of the “sitting disease”? The only way that you can suppress your body’s natural thermogenesis (calorie-burning capability) is to sit all day. Your body literally burns calories for a living, and it’s very good at its job. The issue is that you cannot incite your body’s full capacity to burn calories if you are sitting for too long. Extended inactivity is actually a depressant for thermogenesis and for your brain.
Use these excellent tactics to increase your NEAT time each day and avoid the “sitting disease” forever!
It all boils down to one thing: If you don’t use it, you lose it. So take action now on upping your NEAT time each day. Our bodies are made for movement, and if we don’t take advantage of them with these smart strategies, we’ll find ourselves not bringing our best to the things that matter most in life: family, career, creativity, and our ability to contribute.
By adding in these NEAT activities, and utilizing a cutting-edge exercise plan you are guaranteeing yourself great success and setting yourself up for unstoppable results.