Going for some tech talk briefly here, NEAT being “Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis.”
So what’s that when it’s at home? Well, basically it’s any and all energy used which isn’t through eating, sleeping and exercising.
This is really the crux of the “eat less, do more” school of thought for weight loss. The thing that makes it great is it’s really easy to do.
Take the stairs, not the lift or escalator. Walk to the shop instead of taking the car. Go to the toilet at the other end of the building, not the one just across from your office.
Sure, I’ve not been perfect, I’ve not hit my target steps every day. Check out the average though, 2,500 more steps a day so far this year compared to last year.
It’s simple changes like this that can make a real difference in your activity levels and overall weight.