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Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenisis (NEAT) - what is it?

Updated: Mar 1, 2022

Non-exercise activity thermogenisis is the energy expended during everything we do that is not sleeping, eating or sports like exercise.

6 Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis Benefits

NEAT is easy to do and can provide many benefits

  • Increase in total energy expenditure

  • Improved insulin sensitivity

  • Decreased risk of developing metabolic syndrome

  • Prevention of cardiovascular disease

  • Reduction in mortality in general

  • These potential health effects sound promising.

How to include NEAT into your daily life

Activity thermogenis without exercise is often everyday activities that we do not realise we are doing:

  • Standing

  • Cleaning

  • Shopping

  • Climbing stairs

  • Gardening

  • Rocking the foot

  • Fidgeting

  • Dancing in the kitchen

So what are you waiting for, get moving each and everyday

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