Sometimes, hitting the gym is just not possible—sometimes there’s a social invitation you couldn’t refuse, or you still have lots to do at home, or you’re just plain tired. However, you can still sweat it out even without going to the gym or going on an early morning jog. By incorporating these activities to your day-to-day routine, you’ll be able to break a sweat without cutting your time.
- Incorporate Walks
Parking farther from your destination might seem stupid, but the resulting walk you’ll have to take provides so many benefits to your body. If you’re taking a cab, get off a block or two away from where you’re going; try using the stairs instead of the elevator when you get to the building. Don’t get mad the next time the elevator or the escalator fails to work. Instead, take it as an opportunity to do a mini exercise.
- Clean More
Not just sweeping all the dust and dirt on the floor, but also scrubbing the tiles, mopping the floor and wiping down windows. We’re sure you will be drenched in sweat when you’re done. Do this at least once a week, and you’ll not only improve your health but also keep your home clean and safe for the family.
Whether in your bedroom, in the bathroom or in a dance class, dancing requires whole body movement. It’s a fun way to get your heart pumping and endorphins flowing. Many gyms in Singapore offer Zumba classes, but if you’re pressed for time, you can just plug your phone into a speaker and dance away at home.
- Ditch the Washing Machine
Just go old school on your laundry and hand wash them. Your arms may feel exhausted afterwards, but you’ll reap the benefits later on. This may not be as rigid as lifting weights, but far better than doing nothing.
- Wash the Car
We’re not talking about just hosing the car down with water. We mean scrubbing every section, including the wheels. Also, you have to rinse it well to ensure there’ll be no soap residue left, which will create stains on the paint. It is also important to keep the car wet until you’re ready to wipe it dry, to avoid those annoying water marks. Just thinking about it is already tiring, but hey at least you’re not running.
- Play Video Games
Video games aren’t only for the lazy. There are video games that require you to get moving. Most of them use motion detectors that force us to exert extra effort so the movements are recognized. Plus, it’s a great way to play with the family, especially with your kids.
- Make Love
Do we need to explain this? 😉
Exercising isn’t something you can only do at the gym. You can certainly do it anytime, anywhere. Even if you’re not looking to losing weight, sweating is necessary as it helps your body flush out toxins.