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“You can drop pounds and inches—without dropping a bead of sweat!”

Advice such as, "dance while you clean," "walk around your office on a conference call," and "do more yard work!" has been lauded by magazines and websites as a time-efficient way to lose. The truth: "If you went from couch potato to active housekeeper, you may experience some weight loss," says John Boyd, group fitness director at the Chelsea Piers Sports Center. "But to actually improve your fitness level, this isn't enough." Of course, any movement is healthier than none, but these types of tips should be considered add-ons—not your total fitness plan.

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