NEAT is an acronym short for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis.⁣

This is the term used to describe the energy expended for everything we do that is not sleeping, eating or sports-like exercise. This includes things like walking around, typing, climbing stairs and fidgeting.⁣

You’re probably thinking how these seemingly small acts could make any difference at all to that number on the scale – well, research has shown that depending on your level of NEAT, certain people can burn up to 2 000 additional calories a day! That kicks your 1-hour long gym sessions’ calorie burning butt!⁣

Now that we have your attention, here are a few simple suggestions for how you can up your daily NEAT and get slimmer without really trying:⁣



Looking for something a little different to serve at a dinner party this winter? Why not try out this scrumptious stuffed bell pepper recipe that’s packed full of hearty protein and whole grains. This absolute crowd pleaser is super versatile too – so feel free to change up the fillings to suit the tastes of your guests.



Here at WellBe&Co we’re all about keeping things simple and delicious. And this 3-ingredient sorbet has just set the new benchmark. Oh – and did we mention it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, paleo AND vegan.

You can thank us later.



At the mention of the word mindfulness, one automatically pictures a monk in a serene setting in total calmness. It could possibly be unimaginable to think that we could obtain that state of mind in the modern world. During our stressful lives, our attention is dispersed. We are managing the pressure of work, family life and social media leaving us feeling exhausted and, in some cases, burnt out at the end of each day.⁣

We get caught up in what we must do today and carry the burden of yesterday that we forget to stop and truly become aware of what is happening in the present moment and how it’s affecting us both physically and emotionally.
Mindfulness can be described as a life skill, which can deepen our sense of well-being and fulfillment. It’s the simple act of taking the time to pay attention to what is occurring in our present moment with openness and acceptance. It’s the time we take to check in with ourselves and to allow ourselves the space to be accepting of where we are at in this moment with compassion and love that will⁣
enable us to refill our cups to consciously live happier lives.⁣

Setting aside 1 minute every day to check in and truly absorb the present moment will not only allow us the space to breathe but also aid in shifting our level of consciousness as we go about our daily lives.
There are many ways that one can develop your Mindful minute of self-love. I love using the simple technique of breathing. Something we take for granted throughout our day. Breathing is our life force and more often than not a good indication of our present state.
For 1 minute a day, you can use the below breath guide to become aware of where you are at.⁣

Step 1:⁣
Find a comfortable space free from distraction.⁣

Step 2:⁣
Come to find a comfortable seat, allow your shoulders to move away from your ears as you lengthen your spine.⁣

Step 3:⁣
Gently become aware of your inhale and exhale. Without any judgement become aware of the nature and length of your inhale and exhale.⁣

Step 4:⁣
Now assign a count to your breath. Inhale for a count of 3 and exhale for a count of 3. Repeating for 3 cycles.⁣

Step 5:⁣
With every inhale become aware of thoughts and emotions and with every exhale let go of those thoughts gently allowing the mind to settle in this state of calmness.⁣

Step 6:⁣
Letting go of the count gently allow the breath to return to normal. Become aware once again of your surroundings as you resume your daily tasks. Remember that the very act of self-love is giving ourselves what we need to be happy and healthy beings.⁣