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I have heard walking is the optimum way to burn fat instead of running. would lifting weights be a good way to burn fat?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Exercise : The 'best way' to 'burn' calories is to exercise aerobically( fast walking, jogging, bicycling, stair/ master , elliptical , tennis , etc.) for a minimum of 30 min/ day 5 days a week. Wt. Lifting is helpful to build muscle mass and tone but not as helpful to' burn' calories. Best of luck!

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