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Can fidgeting help with weight loss?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
While fidgeting may drive your coworkers and family crazy, drumming your fingers or tapping your feet is a great way to burn calories. Scientists have discovered that “non-exercise activity thermogenesis” can burn 100 calories a day. That’s a fancy way of referring to bouncing your legs while you sit, pacing when you’re on the phone, and so on. All of which adds up to over 10 lost pounds a year!
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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