Men's Health

The Smart Way to Drop Pounds

Q1 When should you schedule your cardio workout for maximum fat-burning impact?

A. Before breakfast

B. After breakfast

C. Whenever you want

C. There’s just not a whole lot of good evidence in support of “fasted cardio,” like running on an empty stomach. While an older Belgian study found it could minimize weight gain, newer research has failed to see any benefits. So schedule your cardio session when you’re most likely to want to crush it—the best workout plan is the one you’ll stick to, right? (Right.)

Q2 An active sex life counts as a workout.

A. Fact

B. Fiction

Unless you’re swapping dessert for—nudge, nudge—“dessert,” sex won’t affect your weight as much as you’d hope. reports that the average session

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