Pat yourself on the back for getting up at the crack of dawn to hit that hour-long workout! Unfortunately, you won't burn tons of calories if you sit at a desk the rest of the day. Focus on increasing NEAT (nonexercise activity thermogenesis), or the calories you burn moving around throughout the day (not through exercise). Increasing NEAT will increase your metabolic rate, which will burn more daily calories and help you lose weight.
If you work at a desk, set your alarm once an hour to get up and walk around for a few minutes. Or do some quick bodyweight exercises or stretches. Anna Victoria, a NASM-certified personal trainer and the creator of the Fit Body app, said that taking a 30-minute walk during your lunch break or after dinner can help you see fat-loss progress. It can also help clear your mind, relieve stress, and energize you, so you're less tempted to reach for sugary pick-me-ups.
Wearing a fitness tracker like a FitBit can encourage more moving around. It'll challenge you to get in at least 10,000 steps a day.