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How can exercising in short bursts boost my metabolism?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
When you exercise in short bursts, you wake up your muscles, causing them to immediately demand more calories and then burn them fast. A short dance or walking up a sudden hill are examples of such sudden bursts that can give your metabolism a boost.

Start by sitting in a chair. Stand up but don't use your arms. Instead use your quads and your glutes to get up. Repeat a few times for a burst that'll build muscle and burn fat.

Work your arms, legs, butt, back and core in only five minutes.
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