Your Guide to NEAT to Stay Active

The new buzzword validated by health cautious peeps

Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis may be underrated but nonetheless plays a crucial role in maximising calorie burn and physical fitness. A tested method for calorie expenditure, the efficiency of NEAT which comprises low-intensity activities is greater than heavy workloads that are executed at one go.Find your list of convenient and fun ways to let go of calories without making it a chore.

Office Space

Cycling or walking to work not just saves a few bucks but is an amazing way to break sweat. Taking the stairs ditching the elevator, sparing mandatory few minutes on standing, pacing in between work or while talking on phone, cautiously leaving the desk and walking to and fro to get the errands done are recommended. Even standing still and observing something is better than sitting all day at the desk. Moving is an essential component of NEAT that regulate LPL level and help your body retain the potential to burn fat.

At Home

Multitasking that requires physical mobility does the trick. Switch on the TV and sort the laundry pile while sweeping and scrubbing the space in the meantime. Doing the trifles—raking, washing the car, gardening etc., by yourself, instead of hiring somebody, also works amazing. Count your daily steps up and down if you tend to slacken down or laze around every now and then. List your daily schedule in a way that allows you to run errands on foot almost every day. These are baby steps to add healthy activities to the otherwise mundane modern life.

At Social Occasions

Choose walking as the preferred mode of commute when with peers and family instead of booking the cab. Engage in athletic games, do the arrangements and assortments that are required on such occasions, partake in impromptu dance sessions instead of sitting and chatting and never give up on an opportunity that required you to skid to the corner for some extra party hassles. In fact, the naïve act of shaking a leg or playing with kids is extremely miraculous when you’re trying to stay in shape. The playtime also acts positively for cognitive faculties and neural activities.

Try these simple steps if you are curious about the NEAT works and equally enthusiastic about staying fit amidst hectic schedules. It has been established that fidgeting is another performance of NEAT which decreases possibilities of early death. It helps in metabolism and fights against the negative consequences of sitting through prolonged periods.

Puja Sinha

Coffee addict. Daydreamer. Hitchcock Fan. A post-grad in English Literature, Puja is a forever enthusiast of traversing long distances by rail. Her verticals of choice are entertainment, art & society. She can be found lazing in the garden when not fidgeting over deadlines.
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