All things NEAT
In this 60 second Straight Talk we discuss how we can be more neat
And no, we’re not on about cleaning…
Getting ourselves more active, every single day
Working towards getting ourselves more fit
And more importantly, more healthy!
Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis.
In short, it’s the energy we expend doing things that don’t involve eating, sleeping or sports-like activity.
We’d say, if it’s exercise you haven’t planned (such as a visit to the gym, a P.T session or one of our FUNdamentals sessions), then it’s N.E.A.T
You’ve heard it all before
But now it’s time to actually put it into action!
- taking the stairs
- getting off the bus a stop early
- parking your car further away
- house work
- just walking to the shops
The list really is endless…
Claire has an idea!
Something Claire practiced in her last job, where she worked most of the day at a desk
And now something we implement here at the Lazy Bones Fitness office
(we seem to spend more time at our computers than out doing exercise, very strange we know!)
It’s very simple
And all you need is yourself
And an alarm of some kind.
Set that alarm to sound every 20 minutes
And when it does
Physically get up from your chair
That may be a walk around the office or to the office next door,
Or the chance to head to the photocopier
(or have a cheeky chin wag with your mate across the hall).
What ever it is,
It doesn’t matter
Just get up every 20 minutes
We only move for 30 seconds or so,
But add that up throughout the day
And it’s a damn sight more than we were doing before.
(should you choose to accept it)
Is to put this idea into practice.
Get up every 20 minutes and move
And don’t forget to drop us a message later to tell us how you’re getting on!
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