November 11, 2021
Better Than HIT
HIT is regarded as the king of fitness and losing fat.
But, there is something much better.
Actually, when this was taken away from people during the shutdown.
This easily was the reason people gained 10,20 and even 30lbs of fat.
Here is the cool thing, it is not hard to do and it won’t leave you exhausted in a puddle of your sweat.
It is NEAT
Nonexercise activity thermogenesis
Yes, it is better and more effective than HIT in most ways.
NEAT is all the movement we do that isn’t planned exercise. Here are a few examples.
Going to work, walking to your car, then inside the building, then going from meeting to meeting all day or walking stairs, etc….
Small movements you do all day.
It’s leaving your house to grab lunch or dinner, as well as picking your kids up from school. So much of this stuff, we stopped doing.
It is going for walks or walking your dog.
Playing with your kids.
All of this was taken away during the shutdown, people suffered big time.
Now, that people are trying to get back into shape, they are thinking super intense workouts.
There is nothing wrong with that, but if you aren’t back to work, intentionally getting your NEAT up will pay off big time.
NEAT can burn 1000 calories a day or more, where even the most grueling workout will get you maybe 200-500 calories.
If you are not back to work or you have a sit-down job here are two ways to drive up NEAT, get lean and improve your fitness and health.
#1 Track steps on your phone or tracker, shoot for higher daily averages. 10,000 is usually the standard but if you’re doing 2000, and get up to 5000. That is going to make a big impact.
#2 Not into the tracking thing. Start a daily walk practice at least 10 minutes a day. Let’s be honest we all have 10 minutes. Do it in the am, on a lunch break, or in the evening. You’ll be surprised how effective a nice walk can be when done daily.
Before you worry about the HIT sessions, get your NEAT up.
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