Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis
NEAT is the term for all the spontaneous physical activity we do each day, like standing, walking, working, even fidgeting. And it plays a significant role in the way our bodies manage our weight. Apparently what we do when we’re not at the gym is as important as what we do when we’re there. A great workout can only do so much if we spend the rest of the day sitting still. So get up! Stand during phone calls; stretch during commercials; take the stairs; park far away; carry a basket instead of pushing a cart; vacuum with verve. In other words, be less spontaneous with your spontaneous activities.