I think by now most people know the top tips to stay healthy this holiday season. Drink a gallon of water every day, move at least 30 minutes a week, eat as clean as possible (less than 3 ingredients per food item) and sleep for 7-9 hours per night.
But how do we keep burning calories after a workout? Here is the 3-ingredient recipe for fat burning, especially at this time of year when you want to burn off holiday calories.
1. Higher intensity for a shorter period of time.
Want a calorie + fat torcher at the same time? Hold a plank for 20 seconds and rest for 10. Repeat 4 times. Move to squat jumps. Do as many as you can in 20 seconds.
Push yourself farther than your mind allows you to go, and you will surprise yourself. Next exercise is burpees. 20 seconds, full out, move your body as fast as you can and rest for 10 seconds.
Split lunges are next, switch your legs in the air and try to land softly. Give it everything you’ve got in all exercises and take the rests. See how you feel after one round and repeat 2-3 times if needed.
2. Use weights.
During 40 minutes of weightlifting, you can burn an average of 200 calories. Post workout and up to 72 hours after you’ve stopped sweating, you can burn an additional 300 more calories. So when you want the most bang for your buck, using weights will get you the results.
3. Sun salutations + Vinyasa flows
Repeat. 1 breath per posture. Repeat. Doing 6-9 sun salutations mixed in with some Vinyasa flows will burn calories, get your mind right and tone up your body in no time. Practice in the morning before breakfast for the ultimate fat burning results.
Getting your body moving and burning calories doesn’t always have to involve huge steps. If you don’t have time, or—if we’re being honest—just feeling lazy, then walk more.
Even if it’s just around the house, yard, or living room. Walk up and down the stairs. Sit less. Do what you can, as long as it gets you moving!