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Walk a Meal Away

Timeless Fitness Tip

Taking a little stroll after a meal is a super way to crank up your metabolism. You will burn off calories, instead of converting them to body fat.

Walk a meal away

Researchers found that a mere ten minutes of walking, started 20 to 30 minutes after a meal, can speed up your body's fat-burning capacity by as much as 50-percent! The best news is that this fat-burning boost in your metabolism can last all night. You will continue to burn extra calories while you sleep!

This is a great way to speed up your fat burning ability, and it's an easy one, too! You could even add to this and if time permits, take a 10 minute walk during your lunch break, as well.

If it is difficult for you to walk outside - or perhaps not safe - seriously consider investing in a treadmill. If you pick up a book or magazine before you begin your walk, those 10 minutes will fly by so fast you may go for a even longer walk before you realize it!

Notable Note

You have more than 400 muscles in your body that you use daily. For each extra pound of muscle you add to your body, you automatically burn an extra 75 calories a day to maintain it. In contrast, if you add a pound of fat to your body, you are calling on just two calories a day to maintain that extra body mass.

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