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30 Fast, New Fat-Burners

Crank it up. Vigorous aerobic exercise for 40 minutes makes your body burn calories at a higher rate for nearly a full day afterward, one study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham found.

Go casual. When study volunteers wore jeans for the day, they walked 491 more steps (about an 8% increase) than when
they wore normal work attire, resulting in more calories spent, according to research from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.

Don’t hang on for dear life. If you cling to the handrails of your stepper or elliptical, you put less stress on your larger, more powerful lower-body muscles and burn fewer calories, says Stephen Cabral, a personal trainer and weight-loss coach in Boston. If needed, grip loosely for balance only.
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