4 Ways to Exercise (Without the Actual Exercise Part)

4 Ways to Exercise (Without the Actual Exercise Part)

The health benefits of exercising can’t be understated, but just the thought of working out can be an insurmountable hurdle in itself for some.

So, we think the best way to exercise for those that hate exercise is to not exercise at all. Instead, you can sneak cardio and light workouts into your everyday daily routines, so you’re still getting some activity in everyday, but without actually committing fully to a workout sesh.

Take a brisk walk

To reduce health risks like heart disease, try to get 30 minutes of moderate exercise in at least four days a week. A great way to do this is taking brisk walks – you’ll jump start your cardiovascular system, and because it’s a weight-bearing exercise, you’ll also be helping your body against osteoporosis. And maybe the best part about this exercise – it’s completely free!



Everyone sweats when they dance due to the high energy demand and output since you’re twisting and turning and moving in all sorts of directions. So, the next time your favourite song is on, turn it up and hit the floor for your next cardio session.

Get geocaching

A lot of people hate exercise because they can’t find something they love to do. If you’re in that category, geocaching may be your next new hobby. It’s a real-world, outdoor treasure-hunting game that has you running around the neighbourhood with other players looking for a hidden cache. People have so much fun competing and exploring that they don’t realize they’re getting a good workout in!

Related: How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle While Staying at Home

Tackle chores

Tending to your garden or raking leaves benefits your household, and your heart. These homey activities work up a sweat and get your heart pumping, so get everything you dislike out of the way in one swoop, tackling both those mundane chores and your personal workout for the day.

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