Whether you’re on a tight deadline, travelling, or having couch-separation anxiety—we get it. Sometimes pushing your limits on a treadmill is the last thing you’ll feel like doing, even if you have the time for a home workout.
The good news is you’re probably still burning pesky calories without even realizing it. But how?
The answer is non-exercise activity thermogenesis (or NEAT), the energy
we burn from doing seemingly trivial tasks outside of sleeping, eating or traditional exercise. These activities allow your body to reap the benefits of a sweaty workout without actually working out. By simply moving more, you can increase your metabolism and potentially burn about 350 calories a day (that translates to roughly 10-30 pounds a year!). Here are a few creative ways to integrate more NEAT exercises into your daily routine.