Feel the afteburn
If you dig deep enough for 20 minutes, your body will continue working long after you shower up. Scientists call this phenomenon EPOC, or excessive post-exercise oxygen consumption. Hoebel calls it the afterburn.
If you disrupt your body’s resting rhythm enough during the workout, it naturally wants to return to its equilibrium. It takes energy to do this, which means your body actually burns calories while you recover. The harder you push during the workout, the more calories you can burn during recovery.
“You’re burning calories after the workout when you’re sitting on your ass at work. Who doesn’t mind doing that?” Hoebel says.
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