This was a guest post for Coleman Ashworth, the owner and operator of South Coast Pressure Washing . Thank you for allowing me to tell you about a method to get fit and healthy after 40! I am here to tell you that don't have to spend hours at the gym! I will show you how you can use Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis in your life and feel better as a result!
Do you feel tired? Are feeling sluggish? Do you need more energy to do the things you love to do? Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis or NEAT can improve all of these troubles and make you feel better! NEAT is a method that you can start using today to get fit and healthy!
What is Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis or NEAT?
Neat is the energy that we use that is not related to sleeping, eating or exercise. Historically, adults and children did more physical work! We did more of our own housework, lawn care, and fewer people had cars! If you ask them, it was up hill both ways! Basically, NEAT includes activities that we did as kids and what our parents and grandparents did to stay lean and mean in the 1960's!
Go find and old movie and you will see very lean adults and children! They never had went to LA Fitness or spent hours on a treadmill. But really, there was more activity in a day and no one was heading to the gym to work out until the 1980's.
WHAT changed? The amount of NEAT changed that's what!
Fast forward to 2018, and you see few lean adults and a few skinny kids.
Modern conveniences gave us more time to pursue what made us happy but in return we have sacrificed our health.
Alright, I don't want to do laundry like my grandmother did, with an open basin, a wringer and a clothes line and we can't go back in time. I certainly don't want to live off the grid without modern conveniences, so how do we become more active so that we don't have to spend hours at the gym? NEAT is your answer!
How to have a NEAT Filled Life
In keeping with the type of site that this is, Let's consider NEAT around the house. It's easy to find NEAT activities around the house! Simply identify the activities that you pay someone else to do! Is someone else mowing our lawn? Is someone else managing your garden? Do you have a pool company? Does someone coming to wash your windows? Do you hire someone to come and clean your home? Do take your car to a detail shop for a vacuum, wash and polish? These are all fantastic activities that you can do and you will not only save money but you will also save your health!
I do recommend that you use a company like South Coast Pressure washing to clean your home as there are chemicals and special equipment needed to do this safely!
How much is this NEAT worth?
Well, when I vacuum my home, it counts as 2 miles on my Smart Watch! Two miles can mean about 5K steps, and if your goal is 10k steps per day then you are half way there! What about mowing your lawn? Depending how big your yard it, you could potentially get 5k steps! So by mowing your own lawn you save money, and improve your health. Not only that, but when you see how awesome your lawn looks you feel a sense of pride and that is priceless!
You may object and say that you don't have time; however, I say that any time spent on your health is NOT wasted and improved physical and emotional health is something worth making time for!
What are some ways YOU can introduce more NEAT activities into your daily routine?
So don't discount your daily routine as a way to gain fitness and health after 40!
How Can I Help?
If you need more help to regain your health I have the guide for you! Order my ebook, Second Chance at Health- Learn to Love Active Living and Clean Eating