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Want to get more out of your workouts?

Updated: 03-23-2013

Do you wish you could burn more calories during your regular workouts? Consider aerobic interval training. It's simply alternating bursts of intense activity with intervals of lighter activity. Take walking. If you're in good shape, you might incorporate short bursts of jogging into your regular brisk walks. If you're less fit, you might alternate leisurely walking with periods of faster walking. Go ahead, pick up the pace!