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7 Exercises that Burn Fat All Day Long


Looking to maximize your calorie burn? Here are seven effective exercises that produce the "afterburn effect", which means your body will continue burning fat and calories after your workout.

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Remember enjoying this fun activity as a kid? It might be less enjoyable for weight loss purposes, but it is hands down one of the most effective calorie-burning exercises you can do. A 150-lb person can burn up to 220 calories in just 15 minutes while performing this exercise. Obviously that number can fluctuate depending on your level of exertion, but ultimately it's a big calorie payoff, even when you're short on time. It also triggers the "afterburn effect", aka EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption). This occurs when your metabolism is elevated, and your body consumes more oxygen to get your body back to its pre-workout state. That means you'll continue burning calories even while you veg out on the couch.

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