The only feeling worse than realizing you’ve just inhaled two days’ worth of calories in one holiday meal is the panic that sinks in once you calculate what it’ll take to burn it all off. But don’t think jogging is the only way to go. While it’s true that raising your heart rate for prolonged periods increases calorie burn—which in turn promotes weight loss—there’s no set rule for how it has to be done.
Whether you’re running on a treadmill or performing a circuit of much more challenging (and fun) weight-training exercises, your heart won’t know the difference and your body will burn fat just the same.
To make sure you’ll be able to have your turkey and eat it, too, we’ve crafted three strength-based “dreadmill”-free conditioning workouts to help you get back in shape post-splurge.
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