Building Muscle

Skeletal muscle has a very low metabolic rate when at rest, at just 6 calories per pound. That's three times as much as fat, so building muscle definitely helps your daily fat-burn. But you might be better off building your brainpower: a pound of brain actually burns 109 calories a day.

Exercise, and don't sweat the big muscles if you don't want to. Any exercise will do. 

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