Should you trim your lean rou­tine?

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If you’re push­ing your­self to take back-to-back gym classes and skip­ping rest days to drop ki­los, a new study sug­gests you may be bet­ter off down­siz­ing your sand­wich than su­per­siz­ing your ex­er­cise rou­tine. Re­searchers at Hunter Col­lege in New York found that mod­er­ately ac­tive peo­ple – those who work out three to four times a week and get in their steps ev­ery day – burn about the same calo­ries (up to 2,600) daily as peo­ple do­ing any greater amount of ac­tiv­ity. “Your body seems to have a ceil­ing on how many calo­ries it can burn in a day,” ex­plains Herman Pontzer, the lead au­thor of the study. The the­ory is that while your body will in­cin­er­ate big calo­ries dur­ing a long work­out, it might com­pen­sate by spend­ing less en­ergy the other 22 hours on be­hind-the-scenes pro­cesses, like those that keep your or­gans hum­ming. Any ex­tra sweat ses­sions will still earn you perks in fit­ness, strength and stamina, but cut your­self some slack if burn­ing calo­ries has you run­ning on the tread­mill over­time.

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