Non-Exercise Activity

Non-exercise activity or NEAT (Non-exercise activity thermogenesis) is defined as all the activities we do as we go about our day that isn’t considered exercise, eating or participating in sports.

It’s also referred to as non-exercise physical activity, or NEPA.

Some examples of NEAT:

  • Fidgeting
  • Gardening
  • Window Shopping
  • Taking the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator.

Each activity on it’s own doesn’t seem like much. But when you add everything up over the course of the day the calories burned through NEAT make a significant contribution to your daily energy expenditure.