EXERCISE CAN BE “NEAT”
Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis
If you’re not seeing your desired results, consider adding some small activities that can help you reach your goals more quickly. While exercise is important, equally as important is being active throughout your day! Recent research has focused on Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT), a phenomenon that represents one’s basic activities of daily living, which includes fidgeting, standing and moving around. It seems to be equally as important as exercise in burning calories, losing weight and reducing the risk of mortality. The research provides evidence of a need to not limit weight loss strategies to a few hours of exercise a week.
Examples of some simple strategies are:
> Parking farther away at the grocery store
> Walking to bathrooms farther away at work
> Taking the stairs instead of the elevator (something everyone has heard before, but very true)
> Taking a short walk around the block instead of watching TV or being on the computer,
> Taking a short walk on your lunch hour
> 10 push-ups, 10 squats, lunges or crunches each hour at work
You’ll notice that you have more energy and, who knows, it could be contagious!! Your co-workers might join in! If you have questions or comments, visit our Gyms Lakewood CO and Personal Training
The message is… MOVE!!