Try this 20-minute HIIT workout to tone your total body—and boost your brain power

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The holidays might be the most wonderful time of the year, but they’re also the point where you’re most likely to get out of your regular fitness and eating routines. (Been there.) Something that can help ensure you enjoy all the fun and still show up on January 2 recharged in 2018, however, is a pre-tox workout and nutrition plan.

In a new four-part series for Well+Good, Tier X Coach at Equinox and fitness model Julie Wandzilak will be sharing intel on foods to eat and moves to master in order to strengthen your immunity, get better sleep, boost your metabolism, and tone your total body.

After several days of lounging around in your cozy-cute holiday wear, you’ll likely be game for a full-body sweat sesh. Wandzilak recommends a quick burst of HIIT training to pull you out of your Netflix-marathon-cookie-induced lethargy. The best news yet? You don’t even have to leave your living room. Just grab a kettle ball or a dumbbell.

“This type of workout increases aerobic capacity by building physiological adaptations in the body when your heart rate increases to about 80–85% of your maximum,” Wandzilak says. “Not only does your work capacity increase, but it has an effect on cardiac output, cardiovascular functionality, and overall increased exercise performance.” In other words, it does a body good—and burns through calories the way you likely did the second season of either Stranger Things or The Crown…or both. (Guilty!)

 

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