An important approach to burning calories and achieving fat loss or weight loss, apart from a daily one-hour set exercise routine 💪, is Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT).
NEAT encompasses the energy expended during all our daily activities, excluding sleeping, eating, and structured workouts/exercises. Even after dedicating an hour or two for workouts within a 24-hour day and allocating 7-8 hours for sleep, there are still roughly 14 hours available to burn calories. During this time, one can’t engage in structured sports or exercise, as that has already been completed. This is where NEAT comes into play.
I’d like to share some examples that my clients have shared with me, as well as a few others that you can try:
🏃♂️Taking walks after lunch and dinner.🏃♂️Walking while engaged in conversations.
🏃♂️Utilizing a standing desk.🏃♂️Combining walking with Netflix-watching.
🏃♂️Opting to get off the bus one or two stops before your destination and walking the rest of the way to work or home.
🏃♂️Avoiding afternoon naps.🏃♂️Choosing to sit instead of lying down, and standing rather than sitting when possible.
🏃♂️Using stairs instead of elevators or lifts.
🏃♂️Placing your water bottle at a distance or visiting the kitchen for water every hour.
🏃♂️Staying active at airports by walking while waiting for your boarding call.🏃♂️Doing home chores
The primary objective is to remain active throughout the day, rather than leading a sedentary lifestyle, even if you’ve already dedicated an hour to the gym, as these small small movements also play a very important role in the weight loss/fat loss journey 😊
So, try to find out your own NEAT as per your routine and fasten the weight loss process 🕺
Dr. Mansi Pujara
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