Simply, try to find little opportunities in which you can increase your activity/ exercise levels for the day.

You may find it much easier to do this, rather than have a set time aside daily for hitting the gym or getting in a workout in other ways. Remember that everybody has different life demands and time constraints. What may be perfect for another, may not be ideal for you. Do what works for you and accommodates your lifestyle instead of not exercising at all.

Here are some ways in which you can increase your activity levels during the day.

Walk more

Consider walking more and using less public (or other) transport if possible. For example, you could walk to the nearest store or your local library instead of taking your car; jump off the bus or taxi one stop earlier and walk the remainder of the distance or simply volunteer to take a friend’s dog for its daily walk. Whatever it may be, walking is a great way to get some stress relief and enjoy a different scenery whilst keeping active at the same time.

Give your helper or gardener an hour off work

Give your helper or gardener some time off work and opt to complete the remainder of their tasks on your own. You may be surprised as to how much activity is involved in doing housework and/ or gardening. Both of these activities can give you a good workout as they involve moderate to vigorous movements. You are bound to break out in a sweat. Imagine how many calories you can burn!

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Replace television time with exercise time

Consider cutting down on just one television programme and use this time to engage in exercises at home. You do not necessarily have to go out and purchase exercise equipment. A few pushups, skipping, dancing, performing yoga poses, etc., all count. So tailor your exercises to your preferences and areas of your body that you are targeting for weight loss.

Consult your doctor

Always remember to consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise regime or making intense changes to your current one – especially if you suffer from any medical conditions and for some reason are required not to place your body or yourself under any form of stress or strain.

While All4Women endeavours to ensure health articles are based on scientific research, health articles should not be considered as a replacement for professional medical advice. Should you have concerns related to this content, it is advised that you discuss them with your personal healthcare provider.