Author: Sorting Last Post on Top Message:
GLEORIA SparkPoints: (53,738)
Fitness Minutes: (41,100)
Posts: 3,421
11/7/13 10:56 P

I had heard about people who fidget burning more calories than those who do not. NEAT is an interesting concept.

MISSJANE55 SparkPoints: (42,188)
Fitness Minutes: (31,900)
Posts: 1,252
11/7/13 9:27 P

interesting.

BREWERFAN71 SparkPoints: (32,401)
Fitness Minutes: (57,634)
Posts: 386
11/7/13 5:32 P

I watched a great show on PBS a few months back-can't remember the name, but it was a British doctor who researched the science behind exercise, health, & weight loss. He found out that for his body type, NEAT made a bigger impact on his own health and weight than intentional exercise did. He discovered his body doesn't respond well to vigorous workouts that most of us associate with getting in shape & losing weight. Rather for him, changing his daily activities so that he walked more, took stairs instead of escalators, and that kind of thing, had a more noticable & postive impact.

I definitely think NEAT helps-it's the way I motivate myself to not mind doing chores around the house or not being able to park up front!

TIG123GER SparkPoints: (76,906)
Fitness Minutes: (17,391)
Posts: 2,116
11/6/13 10:34 A

Just goes to show you that ANY movement is good for you!!

Lay aside life-harming heaviness and entertain a cheerful disposition.
JUSTEATREALFOOD Posts: 1,725
11/6/13 7:09 A

Does dreaming burn extra calories? My mind was telling some great stories last night!

JERF - Just Eat Real Food

I'm a Certified Personal Trainer.

I'm not a doctor or dietitian. I'm just a real whole foods nutrition nerd.

I eat mostly vegetables, fats, meats, some fruit and dark chocolate. Unprocessed and preservative free. And it's changed my life!

5'4"
Goal weight 125lbs
37 years old
2 kids

Keeping my blood sugar levels low eating 60-70% fat /15-20% carb / 15-20% protein.
EXOTEC Posts: 3,327
11/5/13 10:40 P

Fascinating!
I wonder how I'd calculate keyboarding?

hmmmmm

...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
(attributation forgotten)

We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
~attributed to Chief Seattle

We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
~C.S. Lewis
EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
11/5/13 9:52 P

Yea, definitely think NEAT plays a huge part in my weight management and I've been aware of that for some time. It's one of the very short list of benefits of RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome).

I've never been told or read that NEAT (or RLS if that's the case) decreases with underfeeding and increases with overfeeding.

But thinking about it, that seems to be true for me.

Moving in new directions.
JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (270,097)
Fitness Minutes: (226,000)
Posts: 8,116
11/5/13 9:38 P

Very interesting!!!!

Janie Garcia Moreno

"WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE"

"PRAYER CHANGES THINGS"

"NEVER PUT A QUESTION MARK WHERE GOD HAS PUT A PERIOD!"

"WHAT THE MIND CAN CONCEIVE AND BELIEVE, IT CAN ACHIEVE!"
JUSTEATREALFOOD Posts: 1,725
11/5/13 9:30 P

NEAT - Non Exercise Activity Thermagenesis

Have you heard of it before? I hadn't but I think it's really cool. Apparently NEAT is responsible for things like fidgeting, feet tapping, frequent hand moving and changing positions. You can burn several hundred calories a day without even thinking about it!

"NEAT increases with overfeeding and decreases with underfeeding. Thus, NEAT could be a critical component in how we maintain our body weight and/or develop obesity or lose weight. The mechanism that regulates NEAT is unknown."

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12468415




Edited by: JUSTEATREALFOOD at: 11/5/2013 (21:53)
JERF - Just Eat Real Food

I'm a Certified Personal Trainer.

I'm not a doctor or dietitian. I'm just a real whole foods nutrition nerd.

I eat mostly vegetables, fats, meats, some fruit and dark chocolate. Unprocessed and preservative free. And it's changed my life!

5'4"
Goal weight 125lbs
37 years old
2 kids

Keeping my blood sugar levels low eating 60-70% fat /15-20% carb / 15-20% protein.
Page: 1 of (1)  




Other SparkPeople Cafe Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
How much do you strive to lose each week 4/23/2014 10:34:02 PM
Today's choices are Tomorrow's inheritance. 4/4/2014 2:47:52 PM
Sabotage! 1/21/2014 9:00:49 AM
What do you listen to when you workout 3/19/2014 11:04:11 AM
Anyone else have a physical job? 4/16/2014 9:28:30 AM