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How does increasing muscle mass help me burn calories?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The number-one consumer of calories in your body is muscle. The more muscle mass you have, the more your body works toward burning calories -- even when you’re asleep. It’s extremely important to maintain muscle during any weight-loss endeavor. A great way to build muscle is by doing cardio with light weights. It’ll keep your heart rate up, while sculpting your body to be more lean and muscular.

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