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Bump Up Your Cardio

If you're serious about getting rid of fat, you've got to start getting serious about cardio. According to the USDA, you should perform 60-minute sessions five times a week to really notice a difference.

For even more-intense cardio, opt for interval training that alternates between periods of pushing your body and recovery, since it offers the afterburn effect. This means that after you exercise, your body can burn more calories — an extra 200 calories throughout the day, even at rest or sleep — than you would after completing a steadily paced workout.

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