The old adage "calories in, calories out" sounds simple enough: if your workout burns the same number of calories as you eat, you'll maintain your weight. That's true in theory, but tough in practice. How many calories does your workout burn? If you're going by the number on the treadmill or your exercise watch, you're probably getting it wrong. Exercise doesn't just burn calories in the moment. The afterburn effect describes the way your body continues to burn calories after — sometimes long after — you're done working out, and some exercises do it more than others.
Keep the Fire Burnin'
Don't Sweat It
The Afterburn Effect, Explained
Written by Ashley Hamer December 16, 2016
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