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What form of exercise burns the most calories?
Want to lose weight? Go for a run. When it comes to burning calories – or more specifically, using up more energy than you consume, a requirement for getting rid of fat – few activities are better than a brisk jog. The British Heart Foundation reckons that an adult weighing 75kg will expend 430 calories in a moderately paced half-hour run. That’s roughly a fifth of the recommended daily intake: the equivalent of two small servings of McDonald’s fries, or three cans of Coca-Cola.