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50 simple ways to boost your metabolism

Your metabolism is like compound interest: The more you invest, the bigger your reward—in the form of effortless calorie burn. These little tricks provide a big payoff.

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1. Play footsie… with yourself
1. Play footsie… with yourself
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Are you a toe-tapper? A pencil twirler? A leg shaker? Don’t stifle it—all these little movements can bolster your metabolism.

Fidgeters can burn up to 500 calories a day without even thinking about it.

That adds up to losing nearly half a kilo a week.

Just make sure your fidget isn’t humming or otherwise making noise, as that may make your co-workers kill you, which would not be good for your metabolism at all! 

Not a fidgeter? Take a look at these four simple lifestyle hacks that help you burn fat fast



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