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Thanksgiving Workout Plan

By Lauren Ford
Posted On Nov 25, 2015
Thanksgiving Workout Plan

With the Thanksgiving holiday comes calories galore. We have the solution to your calorie woes, HIIT workouts. HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. These are short but intense workouts that range from low to high intensity followed by rest periods. These exercises rev your metabolism, improve cardiovascular endurance, and continue to burn calories post workout. That’s why this is the perfect pre-turkey day dinner workout.

Here are two 10 minute workouts that target fat burning:

10 minute inside workout

  • 10 lunge jumps
  • 20 pushups
  • 30 squats
  • 40 chair dips
  • 50 mountain climbers
    • Take 30 seconds or less between each exercise

10 minute treadmill workout

  • 2 minute brisk walk (3.0 incline)
  • 2 minute jog (1.5 incline)
  • 1 minute run (1.5 incline)
  •  2 minute brisk walk (3.5 incline)
  •  2 minute jog (3.5 incline)
  • 1 minute uphill sprint (3.5 incline)

You can burn from 200-300 calories doing each of these 10 minute workouts, which is a good way to start off your Thanksgiving morning. Make sure to eat a healthy breakfast so that you aren’t starving when its time for the big meal. Also try and stick to the healthiest options at the table. For example, white meat vs. dark meet, sweet potatoes vs. mashed potatoes, veggies vs. mac and cheese and cranberry slices vs. apple pie. Well, maybe treat yourself to a piece of pie because it’s not really Thanksgiving without pie.