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Holidays' Worst Food Bombs -- and How to Defuse Them
Is that slice of pie worth it? Find out just what it takes to burn off your favorite holiday indulgences
The Bomb Buster: Sixty minutes of jumping rope. Break it up with two to three minutes of activity followed by 20-30 seconds of rest.
Why: You can burn 860 calories if you jump rope for an hour straight with no breaks. By following Lauderdale's suggestion of breaking it up into two to three-minute increments, you should burn off that 500 calorie pie piece in about an hour.
Reality Check: Jumping rope sounds really fun and easy in theory -- but it's actually hella hard (which is probably why professional athletes incorporate it into their training so often). Unlike the leisurely skipping you did in grade school, there's no resting bounce between jumps. But just like in grade school, it's made easier when you have some tunes to skip to. Instead of "Cinderella, dressed in yella," try one of these five playlists that'll actually make you want to workout.
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