A lot of people don’t do as much exercise as they should because the idea of going to the gym or doing an hours workout at home isn’t always possible. Here are some great ways to drastically increase your activity level without really even realising it.
1 Daily targets – Set yourself targets for the day with basic exercises. For example 100 squats and 50 press ups a day. That would take very little time. You don’t have to do it all in 1 go. You could do some when you wake up, some during an ad break when you’re watching TV in the evening, etc. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to reach your target and you can set yourself new ones.
2/ Get something fun that’s active – a hoola hoop or a tramet/trampoline are 2 great examples of this. You can play around with kids/ family and barely even realise your exercising. But you will still be burning calories.
3/Walk more – I know it sounds obvious but not many people do much of it! If you have a dog then that’s perfect as you have to do it. And add an extra calorie burn to your workout by taking a football or running around with your dog. But otherwise, just get off the bus a stop early, take the stairs rather than the lift. Whatever it takes just walk around more.
Today’s Takeaway – Exercise doesn’t have to be a full on workout. Little bits can add up to a good calorie burn.
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