Try to increase your level of activity when engaging in daily routine activities. It can make you burn way more calories than you could imagine!

Here are some ideas on how you can get more active when engaging in routine activities.

Speed up

Work faster and increase your speed. For example, if you are sweeping, mopping or polishing the furniture, try doing so at a slightly faster pace. If you are feeling super fit, try doubling the speed at which you are going. This will halve the amount of time that it will take you to accomplish your routine tasks – always an added benefit!

Avoid sitting, get more active!

If there is a chance that you could do some tasks while standing or walking, do so. It can help you to burn many more calories than if you were doing so while seated. For example, if you are reading the newspaper at your leisure, consider doing so while taking a walk in the garden. Just be sure that you do not injure yourself in the process!

It will depend on the type of activity that you choose to do as it could affect your concentration when carrying out the task at hand.

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Play music

Try playing some upbeat music that will encourage you to move quicker or perhaps break into a dance move or two! Consider using headphones if you do not want to disturb others. Listening to music while running seems to be a relatively popular trend adopted by the younger generation.

Consult your doctor

Always remember to consult 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.

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