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Non-exercise Activity Thermogenesis - It’s really NEAT!

Did you know that little changes to your routine can help you burn more calories?  Many overweight people in the USA have "sitting disease" and would lose weight if they did more walking, standing, and moving around during the day, says endocrinologist James Levine of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Levine is talking about increasing your NEAT, or "non-exercise activity thermogenesis," which accounts for much of your movement and calorie expenditure throughout the day. These are activities such as:

Heart Health

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in most industrialized countries. Stroke is #4. Health research has identified several important factors that are linked to the development of coronary heart disease and stroke. By identifying any risk factors you may have and by taking some action to prevent developing coronary heart disease and stroke, you may be able to reduce your risk. Best Practices: It is important to know that there are some things you cannot control. The following are closely related to increased risk: