by Vanessa Luis

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Taking the elevator is an easy and sweat-free option but consider the stairs too as it is one of the easiest fitness tricks to implement. If you take the stairs every time even for a few floors, it counts as a workout and can help you burn calories.

1. Go shopping:

There’s no therapy like retail therapy. Browsing through racks and trying on clothes can really excite you and tire you out at the same time. But the good news is that it will also help burn calories.

2. Clean your house:

Doing house work is one of the best ways to burn those calories. Mopping the floor, doing the dishes and vacuuming the couch, will help you burn more calories than a cardio session. House work also helps you tone up.

3. Go clubbing:

Once you tone down the alcohol and turn up the dancing, clubbing can be a fun and effective way to burn over 100 calories. Also, today a large number of people are opting for dance routine workouts for weight loss. When you go out dancing, it is pretty much the same thing. So, dance away your calories this weekend.

4. Have more sex:

Here’s another reason to have more sex. Having sex exercises your body and gets you heated up which results in you burning several calories. A study stated that men can burn up to 100 calories during an average sex session. The level of intensity exerted during sex was suggested to be a lot more than walking or jogging and thus yielded much more results in terms of calories burnt.

5. Opt for a basket instead of a trolley while buying groceries:

The next time you go grocery shopping, pick a basket instead of a trolley. You will need to put in a lot more effort lifting the basket around but be assured that you will burn up calories too. Apart from this, you will also end up buying only essential goods as it will be easier to carry the basket.

6. Take your kid bicycling/skating:

Here’s a way to spend time with your kid and burn calories too. Relive your carefree childhood days and go cycling or skating with your kid.

7. Visit the museum/art gallery:

How many of us can say that we’ve been to the local art gallery or the museum? Here’s a good way to spend some time marveling these exhibits. Take the kids or stroll off on your own. There’s a good chance that you will spend over an hour walking through the place and burn calories at the same time.

8. Give your dog a bath:

Anyone who owns a dog can tell you that brushing, conditioning and drying a dog is no easy task. If you do this yourself, you will not only be successful bathing your dog but you will also effectively burn calories. Instead of delegating this job, take some time off and do it yourself.

9. Cycle your way around:

Cycling will not only help you burn calories, but it will also help tone your legs.

10. Take the stairs:

Taking the elevator is an easy and sweat-free option but consider the stairs too as it is one of the easiest fitness tricks to implement. If you take the stairs every time even for a few floors, it counts as a workout and can help you burn calories.

11. Ditch the car:

Do you feel the need to drive to a destination that’s a 10 minute walk away? Walking or cycling your way there instead of using the car will really help you burn those calories.

12. Cook your own meals:

Cooking involves a lot of chopping, stirring and standing around. If you’ve been complaining and skipping this chore, you should know that it is an easy way to burn calories while monitoring your meals too.

13. Take your dog for a walk:

Here’ s another way to get you up on your feet and strolling through the neighbourhood. Instead of hiring a dog walker, take the dog for his daily walk out yourself. Do this in the morning so you can enjoy some fresh air and burn calories.

14. Gardening:

Whether it’s in your backyard or your balcony, it’s always a good idea to grow your own produce. All that time you spend digging, sowing and caring for your plants will help you burn calories. Sow vegetable seeds so you will have some healthy fresh vegetables to look forward too.

15. Dance video games:

The Dance Dance Revolution is one of the most popular dance video game everyone seems to be grooving to. Everyone wants to get their hands on one of these dance video games, because it is a perfect mixture of game, dance and fitness.

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