Yes, you heard me correctly. The title is NEAT wave. The acronym "NEAT" stands for non-exercise activity thermogenisis. Simply put, this is activity you perform throughout the course of the day that is not specifically related to exercise. Wiggling your toes, raising your heels up and down and tapping your fingers on a table would be classified as NEAT. Why am I telling you about this? Well, it has now become common knowledge that sitting for long periods of time with no movement raises the risk for chronic conditions, regardless if you follow a regular exercise program or not.
The bottom line... Be as active as you can throughout the course of the day, even if confined to tight quarters. For example, if you sit at an office desk for long hours, tap your feet, stand while fielding phone calls, use a restroom that's on another floor and simply lift one foot off the ground and hold it there. Any time you contract a muscle, move a body part or bend a joint you contribute to your overall daily caloric expenditure. This not only spells good news for faster weight loss, but it also lends handy to better overall health. Never be afraid to move your body, and don't worry about looks you might get from bystanders. Just like mom used to say, "If they're laughing, you don't need them, because they're not good friends."
Have a great day,