Everyday Activities That Count As Exercise
On the lookout for a few easy workouts to keep you in shape? You don’t necessarily have to go to the gym or even change into workout clothes to get the job done.Everyone burns fuel doing everyday activities. Scientists even named it: non-exercise activity thermogenesis. It's the energy you use walking up stairs or lifting grocery bags, and with a little imagination, it's easy to turn everyday activities into calorie-burning opportunities.
1. Mopping The Floor
I can totally vouch for this one because I get breathless and sweaty whenever I mop my kitchen floor. I mean, I really dig into those kitchen tiles. Livestrong recommends to get a workout while cleaning your house, turn up some tunes, do some stretches beforehand, and start with some easy circle action before hitting the rapid-fire mopping. This is totally how I mop — tunes and all — and I'm glad to hear there are others who get into mopping just as much as I do.
2. WalkingYou don’t necessarily need to speed walk in Spandex to count walking as exercise. Parking your car in the far end of the parking lot and walking to your office building counts. If you have a pet, you’re probably already walking several times a day. And choosing to walk for nearby errands instead of driving can help you reach your daily activity goal.
3. Washing Your Car