Get in More NEAT
Your activity shouldn't end as soon as you leave the gym. In fact, one of the keys to losing weight and keeping it off is to incorporate more NEAT said Eric Bowling, an NASM-certified personal trainer at Ultimate Performance. NEAT stands for nonexercise activity thermogenesis, and it refers to the activity you do each day outside of formal exercise.
"When it comes to fat loss, NEAT is massively overlooked and sometimes completely forgotten, yet it is a powerful fat-loss tool," Bowling said. He encourages his clients to be more active outside of the gym and increase their overall steps to 10,000 per day minimum. Other NEAT activities include gardening, doing chores, playing with your kids, and carrying groceries back from the store.