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  • adj. Not being or pertaining to exercise.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ exercise

Examples

  • Any movement speeds metabolism, including fidgeting called nonexercise activity thermogenesis in scientific lingo, or NEAT for short.

    You: On a Diet

  • Katzmarzyk is referring to the difference between official exercise activity, such as running, biking, or lifting weights, and so-called nonexercise activity, like walking to your car, mowing the lawn, or simply standing.

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  • The scientific term for fidgeting—nonexercise activity thermogenesis NEAT for short—was coined in a study conducted at the Mayo Clinic, which concluded that someone who fidgets can burn up to 350 calories more a day than someone who is stationary.

    The Small Change Diet

  • I wanted more of it, but I knew for me and the nonexercise getting done that I needed to to eat just one. haha.

    MSC: Banana-Pecan Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • By March 1996 John had convinced Carolyn Bessette—a confirmed nonexercise buff—to join Plus One and embark on her own training program.

    American Legacy

  • So the more nonexercise activity you do, the more total time you spend on your feet and out of your chair.

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  • In a 2007 report, University of Missouri scientists said that people with the highest levels of nonexercise activity (but little to no actual "exercise") burned significantly more calories a week than those who ran 35 miles a week but accumulated only a moderate amount of nonexercise activity.

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  • Levine advocates more nonexercise activity in the absence of any activity.

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  • 3 Usufruct determines by the death of the usufructuary, by his undergoing either of the greater kinds of loss of status, by its improper exercise, and by its nonexercise during the time fixed by law; all of which points are settled by our constitution.

    The Institutes of Justinian

  • "That's nonexercise activity thermogenesis, or the energy you burn off doing everything but formal exercise.

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