Tweak your routine to burn a third more calories
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Prevention's 60-Second Solutions Amanda Junker: Lifting weights is a healthy habit, but you can get a more time-efficient workout and burn 30% more calories by doing strength and cardio in one shot. Cardio blast calories immediately while strength training increases your metabolism over time. So combining the two, it gives you the ultimate bang for your buck, according to Prevention Advisory Board member Dr. Wayne Westcott. In a study he led exercisers who did a 25-minute circuit routine alternating one minute of weights with one minute of cycling, three times a week for 12 weeks, trimmed their waistlines by 4%. At home you can do one minute of jumping jacks or easy rope jumping between every strength training exercise. Check back tomorrow for another 60-Second Solution.