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Not all of us are gym-bunnies who enjoy donning our lycra and pushing ourselves on a treadmill for 60 minutes of pure torture. But that doesn’t mean we don’t want to get fit. This is why it is important to innovate and think of ways outside the box that you can get fit and healthy without it being such a chore. There are many ways that you can exercise without realizing it and we have put together a list of some below so you can get those steps in and burn away your calories without having to force yourself.
Be a tourist for a day
Heading out for a walk or a run with no purpose is no fun. Instead, why not be a tourist for a day? You could get a train to a nearby city or even explore where you live. Think of landmarks that you want to see – you could bring a camera to take photos – and visit them all on foot. You will be so intent on getting to all the different places and enjoying what you see that you won’t even register you are exercising – win win!
Go on a hike
Hiking is another easy way to get your daily exercise in without it being too much of a slog. Plus you have the reward of the breathtaking views at the end which makes it all worth it! You could ask a friend or family member to join you for a catch-up and head out on a hike for the day which will certainly get your step count up and those leg muscles and glutes working. You will be distracted by your great company and the views that you won’t feel like you are doing exercise.
Swap your car for your bike
We are all guilty of hopping in our cars for journeys that maybe don’t need driving to. Whether you have an appointment with a mini dental implants dentist or you just need to pop to the shops, think about whether you could walk or not. If walking really isn’t your thing, then why not invest in a bike? Cycling is much quicker (and more fun) than walking and can get you to your destination in no time, burning the calories away.
Dance to the beat
If you really don’t want to head out, then why not exercise at home by dancing? Stick on the cheesiest or most feel-good tunes that you can think of and just let yourself go! Dance like nobody’s watching and just enjoy yourself. It will get those endorphins pumping and also get you, fitter, too. You could find dance videos on youtube to copy too if you don’t know what to do.
These are just a few fun ways that you can incorporate exercise into your daily routine without it being a real slog. You will find that soon your step count is going up, the pounds are going down and you haven’t had to step foot anywhere near a gym.