Friday, December 19, 2008

Surrey Kinesiologist States: Your NEAT Could be The Reason You are Fat!

Surrey Kinesiologist States: Your NEAT Could be The Reason You are Fat!

You've got to love researchers, they have a label for everything.

What is NEAT?

It is non-exercise activity thermogenesis.

Basically how much movement you do during the day. For example the walking, working, playing and fidgeting you do during the day.

The crazy thing is the NEAT has gone down 2000 calories over the last 150 years.

So get up and walk around.

- Rick

Getting fit is about more than exercise
Try doing meetings on a walk or pedalling in front of the TV

November 19, 2008 - Canwest News Service - Jill Barker

Exercise has long been viewed as one of the primary solutions to our growing obesity problem. And while there's no doubt that physical activity boosts calorie burn, you need to do more than work out a couple times a week to keep the weight off.

James Levine, professor of medicine from the Mayo Clinic, claims the calories we burn when we're not working up a sweat are an important part of the weight-loss equation. He has even coined a phrase that describes the type of activity he's talking about: non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT).

Simply put, NEAT refers to the calories we burn through every day by walking, working, playing and fidgeting, which in the last 150 years has dropped by 2,000 calories a day.
A 2004 study of an Ontario Amish community reported that the men took an average of 18,425 steps a day and the women 14,196 steps, which is significantly greater than the 3,000-5,000 daily step tally recorded by the average North American.

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Keywords - Obesity, Childhood Obesity,

Rick Kaselj -
Registered Kinesiologist Specializing in Injury Rehabilitation
Surrey, BC, Canada
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