Other than inconvenient methods (such as amputation) or expensive ones (like liposuction), the only way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you take in. And, as we all learned between naps in Biology 101, metabolism is the process of burning calories to do this, that, and the other. Specifically what is being done to burn them doesn’t necessarily matter all that much. Obviously, some things have ancillary benefits in terms of developing aerobic capacity or strength — so choosing a calorie-burning activity that squares with your objectives is a good two-for-one deal.
However, there are a lot of Easter Eggs in the calorie-burning game; hidden ways that we can hack and overclock our metabolism to burn extra calories.
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