Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT)

What Is Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis?

NEAT is the name for all the activity you do which is sleeping, eating or exercising. It refers to the kind of job you work, how much you move during the day (i.e. do you take the stairs or the lift), housework and how much you fidget. (1)

NEAT can vary wildly between different people and for some, it can account for a large amount of additional calorie output daily and can often explain why some people struggle to put on weight (because they underestimate their calorie needs).

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