Are you one of those people who just hate working out but want to be fit? Are you one of those people who can’t stand the thought of having to get out of bed and go to the gym? If yes, then you are in the absolutely right place! Small changes in your lifestyle can help you in a lot of ways. Here are some alternatives for you! You can be fit and you wouldn’t even have to work out!
1. Get your groove on!
Yes! Shake a leg on your favorite party songs. Dance like nobody’s watching! Dancing is fun and you can dance at the comfort of your home, whenever you want. It is an all-rounder exercise for your body. Depending on your weight and the type of dance, a dancing session of 30 minutes can help you burn anywhere between 105 and 620 calories.
2. Ditch the elevator
Whether you are going to work, or out at a mall, or coming back home, or using public transport like metro or practically anything where you have a choice to either use the elevator/accelerator or stairs, take the stairs. It is good for your cardiovascular health and also helps in building muscle strength endurance. An average person burns around 30 calories while walking upstairs for 3 minutes.
3. Swing your broom
Lose your housekeeping services, if you have any. Take charge of cleaning your house. It could be a little difficult if you are working but it is manageable. Also, the extra calories that you burn are motivation enough. So, go around your house, cleaning the floor, dusting, doing the dishes. Use your physical strength, whenever you can, wherever you can. 30 minutes of household chores can help you burn 80-130 calories.
4. Have more sex!
What could possibly be a better way to burn those extra calories! Right? Well, not only is this intimate act with your partner fun and pleasure, but it is also good for your heart health and is a great physical exercise. Depending on the intensity and duration you can burn 180-220 calories during the whole act. So, cancel your plans tonight and engage in some intense workout!
5. Spend time outdoors
Step out, go for a walk, use a bicycle, go for a swim, spend some time gardening, wash your car, play a soccer game, or badminton, or tennis or any game that you like, play with your kids, go shopping, go to the grocery store, etc. Engage in such activities occasionally. It will be a change in your usual routine. It will also help you burn some calories.
“Of course workouts are hard, and It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. Hard is what makes it great.”
Which alternative did you feel is the easiest for you? Do mention that in the comment box below!