Get Active Outside of the Gym
After a particularly tough sweat sesh at the gym, you probably feel particularly wiped and like your activity is done for the day. In reality, it's what you do outside of the gym that has the biggest impact on your fat-loss success.
"At Ultimate Performance, we encourage all of our clients to be more active outside the gym," Eric said. This means increasing your daily activity, or NEAT: nonexercise activity thermogenesis. It refers to the activity you do each day outside of formal exercise. He encourages his clients to get in 10,000 steps per day minimum.
"This little addition will increase your daily activity and rapidly boost the total amount of calories burned throughout the day," he said. In fact, he added that NEAT is one of the most effective fat-loss tools that people overlook. And it doesn't just have to be walking; other NEAT activities include gardening, doing chores, and playing with your kids.