8 Easy Ways to Kick-Start Your Metabolism

Trying to burn more calories? These simple diet and workout tricks will get your metabolism moving in no time.
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Include intervals

Cyclists who pedaled at an all-out effort with high resistance for a total of five 30-second sprints (that's just 2.5 minutes!) burned a whopping 200 calories, according to recent Colorado State University research.

Don't forget to recover between intervals: Here participants recouped with four minutes of slow pedaling with low resistance after each burst.

"Changing the intensity forces your muscles to work harder," says Andia Winslow, a personal trainer in New York City.

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