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Q: How often do I need to buy new workout shoes?
A:
The general rule is every 500 miles, but sneakers tend to last longer if you're using them on cardio and weight machines versus pounding the pavement with regular outdoor runs.

Q: How many calories should I expend each day to lose weight?
A: To lose 1 pound a week you need to expend an additional 500 calories a day, either through exercise or cutting calories from your diet. Don't try to lose more than 2 pounds a week — people who lose weight quickly tend to regain it quickly.

Q: If I have only 30 minutes, what's the best way to utilize that time to burn the most calories and fat?
A: Work out at the high end of your target heart rate zone doing anything that gets you up to that level, whether it's doing one cardiovascular activity or a combination of activities.

 

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