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Exercising without “exercising”

Incorporating fun and original exercises into your day can make working out so much easier. Some of these workouts can be done during other activities during the day too. So, whether you are running errands, picking up the kids, cooking dinner, or taking that much-needed shower, these exercises will help blast fat and get you fit.

Canned food bicep curls

There are plenty of items at home that can serve as free weights. Use the biggest size of canned goods you can find. While watching television, preparing dinner, or waiting for water to boil, grab heavy cans and do curls, triceps, straight lifts, and whatever else you can think of. By doing fast continuous reps, it tones and leans to beautifully cut arm muscles.

Toothbrush stroll

Walk around the house while brushing your teeth. It may only be a few minutes, but it’s more steps than you would have had just standing at the sink. Also, another advantage is it saves on water as long as you turn it off while you walk around the house.

Shower time squats and calve raises

Get in a workout whilst taking a shower. Do a few sets of squats and calve raises slowly so as to not slip. When you do them slowly, more resistance is being applied and muscle is being built.

Grocery store walkathon

Grab an item on your list at one side of the store and then pick another item that is completely on the other side.  Do this for most, if not all the things on your list and add some steps to your day.

Laundry laps

Fold your laundry 2 or 3 items at a time, put them away, return to the laundry room and fold another 2 or 3 pieces of clothing and put them away. This is another great way to add some steps to your day.

Playground park bench triceps

This is for all those Moms and Dads that join their kids at the playground, but are not “cool” enough to participate. While sitting on the bench, watching your kids play is a great time to engage in some triceps dips. Also, pushing your kids on the swing is a great arm workout.

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