Now that everyone has celebrated their annual Thanksgiving traditions, many people are looking to burn off the calories they ate. If you ate just one meal, you have fewer calories to burn than those who have eaten multiple plates of food and/or desserts.
If you are looking for some ideas on how to burn off these big meal pounds, this is a good article for you.
Please note that some of the exercises mentioned below are high-impact and will not be recommended for those who have arthritis or other joint issues. If you have knee problems, try to avoid any high-impact workouts. Talk to your doctor to find out which exercises are best for you.
High Calorie Burning Exercises:
1. Running – Running at 8 miles per hour will burn about 860 calories in one hour. Running faster will burn more calories, and running slower at 5 miles per hour will burn about 600.
2. Jump Rope – Jumping rope will also burn around 860 calories per hour.
3. Swimming – Vigorous lap swimming for one hour will burn about 715 calories. If you can find a place with an indoor pool that is a good place to start out.
4. Stairs – Stair exercises (climbing real stairs or using a stair machine) will burn about 660 calories. Try taking the stairs up to your apartment or workplace to boost calories burned.
5. Hoops – Hula hooping or hoop dancing can burn 400-600 calories per hour. This depends on the type of hoop you use, the type of movement you do with the hoop, how much you move around and dance, and how intensely you do the exercise. Ask a professional fitness hula hooper how you can maximize your hoop workouts.
6. Sports – Playing basketball, singles tennis, or football can burn about 584 calories per hour. Joining a gym such as a YMCA can provide many of these workout opportunities.
7. Aerobics – Higher impact aerobics can burn about 533 calories per hour. Some examples include doing jumping jacks or vigorous step aerobics. Find out what classes are available.
8. Skiing – Cross country skiing burns about 500 calories in an hour. Although not everyone has access to such an exercise without paying money and traveling first.
There you have it. Hopefully these exercise ideas will inspire you to be your healthiest during this holiday season.
Remember to use this list for any other holiday meals you have planned such as a Christmas dinner or a new year’s eve/day party meal. It is best to try to stay healthy and exercise all year.