Yes! It is called N.E.A.T.
Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis.
Basically, in a nutshell, it means to get off your butt and move! Not gym membership kind of move, but just good ol’ fashioned moving. Easy to do…Easy not to do. Here are a few ideas:
Stuff like turning up the music and vacuuming with a bit of vigor, wiggling while washing dishes, dancing while dusting…you get the idea.
As you can see in the chart above, it does not take a BIG lifestyle change to produce a BIG health change. Isn’t that awesome! The truth is you DON’T have to buy a gym membership or even a home gym to get healthy. All you need to do is get moving. Start living. Life your life in action.
Now as a personal trainer myself, I am not saying there is no place for a personal trainer. If you struggle with disciplining yourself or just like the challenge of a new workout every week, by all means hire a personal trainer. But personal trainers are not supposed to be life long buddies. We are meant to for you to use and move on. We are meant to teach you how to create a safe and effective exercise program, teach you the proper technique and support you as you develop the habit of fitness.
There are several well known medical professionals that preach N.E.A.T. They recognize that not everyone is a Type A personality that wants to take the bull by the horn and “kick-it”. If you need more convincing that non-exercise activity thermogenesis is as effective and easy as I’m telling you, buy their book! I’ve read it and love it! It works…and that’s what I love.
Here’s to a more N.E.A.T lifestyle, friends!
To your total health,
Angela Sladen-de Rox
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