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How long does my body burn calories after exercise?

Fourteen hours -- that's how long one study found that your body continues to burn calories after 45 minutes of vigorous exercise. The study, published by the American College of Sports Medicine, defined vigorous exercise as 73% of maximal oxygen uptake.

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