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5 Ways to Get Fit Without Trying

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Hey guys! It’s Motivational Monday and I have five of my favourite tips for getting fit to share with you!

Do you ever feel bad for skipping a workout? I know I do, but I’ve learned that there are some days where we literally just don’t have the time to fit it in! Not every day is going to be perfect. Especially when I’m on the road…it’s literally impossible some-days. Check out my on-the-road workout!

But there are things that we can do while we’re doing everything else (that’s right! I’m talking to all us multitaskers!) and they’re not hard to fit in our busy lifestyles.

1. Sit Up Straight!

It’s vital to have good posture and often, we just don’t realize that we’re slumping slightly at our desk or not standing perfectly straight when we walk. It doesn’t sound like much, but maintaining good posture throughout the day will actually help you burn more calories!

2. Do Calf Raises

Whenever I’m blending a smoothie for breakfast or waiting for the car to fill up with gas, I do calf raises. It doesn’t take much effort and I’m just standing there anyway. Every time I do it, I try to add in 1-5 more raises than last time and I’ve noticed that I can do a lot more than I started with. These (along with running) have given me sculpted calves. ;) I do 60-100 at a time.

3. Run Up the Stairs

Pretty much every fitness article I’ve ever read has confirmed the fact that you’re supposed to take the stairs as opposed to the elevator, so now that you have that drilled into your head…take it to the next level! Run up the stairs! Don’t just amble up those steps slowly. Or maybe you could take the steps two at a time. My newest way of going up the stairs is to lower my upper body down as I walk up the stairs. It’s a very hard move, because you’re basically doing a squat and a lunge at the same time uphill! It’s a killer. And yes, looking stupid while you do it is just part of the regime.

4. Make Cleaning Your Teeth a Workout

I know. That sounds ridiculous. But every time I clean my teeth I multitask. When I floss I do alternate lunges until I’m done. When I brush my teeth I do squats or quad stretches. You’re supposed to brush your teeth for two minutes and believe me…two minutes of squats can be a workout! Especially if you’re one of those people who brush their teeth after every meal like the dentist says to. I’m not that person.

5. Swap Your Desk Chair

When I type at my desk at home, I’m sitting on my well-loved fitness ball.  I roll my weight back and forth. I bounce on it. Basically I just fidget on it all day and you better believe all that fidgeting burns calories!

I’m constantly stabilizing my core and I tend to have better posture as opposed to a regular desk chair. Plus, I find it much more comfortable than a desk chair.

Hope these little tips help!

Any ways you incorporate fitness into your daily life?

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8 Responses to “5 Ways to Get Fit Without Trying”

  1. Jay

    wow…fantastic post…thanks for sharing the very useful tips..:)
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    do stop by mine sometime.
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  2. Lauren @ What Lauren Likes

    Great post! I am definetly trying that calf raise tip! :)

  3. Rachel

    Oh my.. i hadnt ever thought of these things! amazing! thank youuu :D

  4. Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook

    Great tips. I sit on my bum all day in front of an office computer. By the time I get home, get dinner taken care of and Baby Boy in bed I’m spent. Sneaking in little exercises like this throughout the day are a great idea.

  5. Nikki @ The Tolerant Vegan

    this is great. I’m going to start doing squats while I brush my teeth because I already have a hard time standing still to do it. I end up walking around my apartment, harassing my cats because they hate the smell of toothpaste.

  6. Shabs

    Great tips !!! I love the fitness ball one , I do that too ,it’s pretty fun to bounce on the ball :D .

  7. lowcalorieeating

    Another tip is to keep your legs and back straight when you bend over to pick something up (or load & unload the dishwasher). It works your glutes. Just be careful who is behind you. They might get the wrong idea. LOL!

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