It's that time of the year again. A day to give thanks for our health, friends, family and more! Rumor has it the average American eats around 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day. If you're trying to make serious changes to improve your health you probably want to remember that number!
Let’s say you wanted to “undo” the damage of one Thanksgiving day meal . According to researchers at Southern Main, the average weight training circuit of 8 exercises completed in 8 minutes (when performed at a high-intensity with minimal rest) has the ability to burn approximately 150 to 200 calories. Not bad for a 8-minute fat melting workout, but not quite up to par with your day of feasting on sliced turkey, ham, stuffing and a slice of a Patty Pie. But.... of course you wouldn’t stop your workout after 8 minutes of training. Realistically, you would probably train for 1 hour.
While it might seem like a lost cause, this is not meant to discourage you from enjoying yourself and eating on Thanksgiving. In fact, it’s just the opposite. One massive meal (or day of eating) will not outdo a regular lifestyle of consistent healthy eating and exercise.
Now you have the perfect excuse to enjoy Thanksgiving Day celebrations with a little more dietary freedom—if that’s how you decide to celebrate it. (If you don’t love eating extras there’s obviously no reason to force it.)
But just because your workout won’t burn as many calories as you eat, you still might want to find time to squeeze in a workout. A hard training session will help you feel less guilty and possibly lead to the consumption of less food. BOOM!
So before you stuff your face with beans, greens, potatoes tomatoes come burn a ton of calories with us at Xpress Fitness. Mark your calendar and set your alarm to join us at 8:30am for a special 1-hour workout on November 22nd. It's the perfect workout opportunity before a day of feasting. Invite a friend!
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