If your job is done mostly through a computer and at a desk, chances are you have fewer NEAT opportunities than other jobs that involve physical work and being on the feet all day. NEAT or non-exercise activity thermogenesis is all the other movement you do throughout the day beyond planned exercise.
There are plenty of reasons and benefits to focusing on NEAT. Even if you exercise regularly, many of us could use more movement in our days since it’s so easy to be sedentary for long periods of time with a desk job.
Taking breaks and doing brief movement sessions is an excellent way to increase this kind of physical activity. Need a reminder to take a break? Join me live on Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday for morning and afternoon 5-10-minute movement breaks.