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N.E.A.T. ways to Burn Calories

Last year I talked about a handful of N.E.A.T. ways you can burn calories to bank for tempting treats you know you won't want to turn down at holiday gatherings.

In my previous post (Banking calories for holiday splurges & temptations) I discussed things you can do during your day to increase your daily burn, such as: parking further, opting to walk (or bike) instead of driving, taking the stairs instead of an escalator or elevator, walking into a store instead of using the drive-through, walking during meetings or pacing when talking on the phone, & sitting on a stability ball instead of a chair, or foam rolling while watching tv.

N.E.A.T. ways to burn calories:

If you find yourself limited on time during the holidays and need to squeeze in a workout, or you simply want a N.E.A.T way to save for a splurge, Take-5 minutes and TRY THIS Staircase Interval sometime during your day (or several times during your day)!

Take-5 Exercise: Staircase Intervals

Flight: 12-15 steps (typically)
Step Height: 4-7.75 in.
Note: You should consult your physician or health care provider before starting this or any fitness program or routine to determine if it is right for your needs. Especially if you, or your family, have a history of high blood pressure or cholesterol, heart disease, or chest pain when not engaging in physical activity, obesity, you are a smoker, or you have a bone or joint problem that could be worsened by physical activity. Do not start this program if yoru physician advises against ti. Stop immediately fi you experince pain, dizziness, faintness, or shortness of breath while exercising. The use of any informtion on this site is solely at your own risk. View disclaimer.

1. Levine, James. "Non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT)". Dec 16, 2002. Pubmed.

2. Reed, Lindsay. “How Many Steps Are in a Flight of Stairs?”. Nov 15, 2022. Project Perfect Homes.

3. Stair Supplies. “How High Should Individual Stairs Be?”. Dec 14, 2016. Stair Supplies.

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