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7 Weight Loss Tips from Around the Globe

Whether it’s sipping tea to shed unwanted pounds in South Africa or sprinkling spices on curries to blast fat in Malaysia—let’s take a look at seven much-utilized weight loss tips shared by folks from around the world.

1. Bike Don’t Drive in the Netherlands

If you ask the average Dutch man or woman how they commune to work in almost any city or town in the Netherlands—they’ll tell you that they don’t drive, they cycle. Biking is also the preferred way to do errands and get to social engagements close to home, which explains why the Netherlands is made up of more bicycles (18 million) than residents (16.5-million), according to the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions (NBTC).

The political and current affairs magazine, Times of India, also claims the typically Dutch resident cycles an average of 541-miles annually—which goes to show you why the Netherlands is full of fit and active individuals. The country even encourages cycling by synching traffic lights in Amsterdam to cycling speed.

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