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Balivada Sravan Kumar
Balivada Sravan Kumar
Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT) is the energy that we spend during the entire day apart from the activities like sleeping, exercise and eating. Every activity apart from the mentioned ones like walking to work, standing, texting, performing household works, talking etc. comes under the NEAT. ⁣
𝑵𝑬𝑨𝑻 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒘𝒆𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒍𝒐𝒔𝒔:⁣
NEAT contributes around 6-10% of our daily energy expenditure in sedentary individuals and around 30-50% in highly active individuals. It varies highly from individual to individual based on various factors like their age, gender, nature of work. It can vary as much as 2000 kcal for two individuals with the same weight, muscle mass, age, gender. ⁣
𝑭𝒆𝒘 𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒑𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝑵𝑬𝑨𝑻:⁣
1) Track your step count.⁣
Whenever I see slow progress of a person, I immediately ask them to track their step count and most of the cases the person’s step count will be minimal.⁣
2) Try to do household works like cooking, cleaning, washing by yourself.⁣
3) Take frequent breaks between the work and walk for a little while.⁣
4) Take the stairs instead of elevators.⁣
5) Take a walk while going to nearby shops for daily groceries.⁣
6) Play with your kids.⁣
We can hardly do anything regarding the BMR or TEF and also the factors like nature of work, gender, age etc but if we work on improving the things which are in our hand can help us burn additional calories which will help us with weight loss. Hence, before blaming your metabolism for not losing the weight one should work on their NEAT for making good progress.⁣
1.  Non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT)⁣
James A.Levine MD, PhD(Professor of Medicine)⁣
2. Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis⁣
The Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon of Societal Weight Gain⁣
James A. Levine, Mark W. Vander Weg, James O. Hill, and Robert C. Klesges⁣
3. The Role of Non-exercise Activity Thermogenesis in Human Obesity⁣
Christian von Loeffelholz, M.D. and Andreas Birkenfeld.⁣