31. Make Strength Training Part of Your Routine

The deal with muscle is that it’s a pretty special kind of tissue because it is very metabolically active.

This means that whatever your muscles are doing — from standing up and walking to the bathroom to doing a workout — they’re using a lot of energy to do it.

The more muscle you have, the more energy (read: calories) you burn doing the same activities.

Comite says that one study found that adding just one pound of muscle can mean the ability to burn 30 to 50 more calories per day.

Get started with these dumbbell workouts!

Focus Your Training on Large Muscle Groups for Maximum Effect