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Shopping: Good For You!

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A British study finds that shopping burns calories. As it happens, this study was commissioned by a chain of department stores, but we're sure they hired only the most impartial scientists. The Cut summarizes the findings: "More rigorous than normal activity (or browsing Gilt), shopping eats up five calories every minute you rifle through the discount bin — for the average woman, that's 48,000 calories a year. To put that in more visceral terms, that's over 260 Luna Bars for every year you spend trudging from store to store, sharp-cornered boutique bags bumping into your legs." [The Cut]