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What is NEAT ?


While we tend to focus predominantly on Nutrition or our specified training sessions when it comes to fat loss, we often miss out a very important piece to the puzzle.

We know that in order to lose body fat you need to be in a Calorie Deficit (burning more kcal’s than you are consuming). We may think the only way to maintain this deficit is to drop your kcals or add a training session. But think about it there are 24 hours in a day. If you are devoting 1 hour to training…what are you doing for the remaining 23 hours? This isn’t to say that you need to restrict your calories too low or spend more hours in the gym. In fact, there is a simpler way, which is often overlooked.

This is NEAT-Non Exercise Activity Expenditure. This is the name given to the tasks and physical activity that you do outside your scheduled training sessions. For example, walking to work, mowing the lawn, hoovering or taking the stairs. Believe it or not, all these activities burn calories. To put it in perspective, you can burn up to 500kcals over a 60-minute walk. This doesn’t need to be all in one go but spread out throughout the day.

So the next time you are debating whether to drive to the shops or walk, opt for the latter where you can. Or if you find yourself sat at your desk during the day, get up and move frequently-go for a walk or engage in some kind of household activity. Think back to when you were a kid, you didn’t think about moving you just did it! We were meant to MOVE 🙌🏼 #MoveMore #NEAT #TeamADC

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