Holiday Fit Fox Tip: Do some quick squats before a big meal

In Fitness, Uncategorized by Polina

It’s that most wonderful time of the year! Where we drink way too much egg nog, eat way too much food and watch way too much telly πŸ™‚

Here’s a quick tip if you want to indulge and still feel good.

Do a quick burst of activity before eating. It’s as simple as that.

Jumping jacks, squats or press ups all work. If you’re a yogi a fast set of sun salutations would be perfect.

The science behind this tip is that quick, intense muscular contractions activate receptors in your muscles which divert nutrients to your muscle cells rather than store them as fat.

Best thing is its simple and you can get the whole family doing it before the turkey is out of the oven.

Happy holidays!

(The research, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10331428)