Do you gobble until you wobble? Thanksgiving is one of the most anticipated eating days of the year. And with the holiday a few short days away, it’s time to start counting not only your blessings, but your calories and workout time, too.
The average American will mindlessly munch on about 5,000 calories on Thanksgiving Day alone. That colossal number doesn’t account for the Tupperwares full of leftovers that get devoured in the days following the big feast. Between all the salt, sugar, and sofa-sitting of the long weekend, it’s no surprise that we feel more bloated than a Macy’s Day Parade float come Monday.
To properly prepare and protect your body from the imminent overeating, you’ll need to add a cardio casserole to the menu. By layering in a week’s worth of workouts, rather than a single sweat session, you can burn more calories, give your metabolism an extra boost, and even suppress your need to feed.
Bonus: Consistent, intense exercise routines help hunger cravings decline because of the impact of hormones affecting hunger.
In addition to this physiological factor that helps hamper hunger, the body and brain just feel better after exercise. Blood pressure, heart and lung health, and mood all improve.
Stay fit and energized Thanksgiving week with this dynamic, body-weight-based workout schedule. For best results, repeat each circuit three times.
Go for a peaceful stroll around your neighborhood before you feast! Pick your own pace, but aim to move for 30 minutes.
Don’t let your turkey be the only thing that gets carved this holiday.