If getting to the gym is one of those things on your to-do list you never quite get around to doing, here’s the answer to your incidental exercise prayers.

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Ways To Sneak Exercise Into Your Daily Routine

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Rather than forcing yourself to hit the treadmill, these three things can help you feel the burn with minimal effort.

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Fidgeting

Are you the kind of person who can’t stop jiggling their leg or tapping their fingers? Well, you’re in luck.

Studies claim that being in a constant – and somewhat annoying to others – state of motion is an effective kilojoule burner.

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Researchers at the Mayo Clinic even found that people who were extremely fidgety (think two hours a day of pacing and the like) burnt up 1465 extra kilojoules a day.

That’s about the equivalent of a cheeseburger!


Sweating

We all know about the fat burn that occurs during a sweat session, but does that sweat necessarily need to happen during exercise?

Singer Selena Gomez is a big fan of using sweat lodges. Photo: Getty

According to the new trend for sweat lodges, apparently not. Celebs such as the Kardashians and Selena Gomez swear by places such as LA-based Shape House.

“You lay in these beds in a sweatsuit, and they wrap you up and you sweat for 45 minutes and it releases all the toxins of your body, and you kind of feel… kind of the equivalent of a sauna, but it gets your heart rate up, and it gets everything flowing in your body,” Selena told Elle.com.

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Housework

It’s something we begrudgingly do all the time, but chances are your attitude towards housework would change if you knew it was a fat burner.

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According to Health.com, vigorously scrubbing the bathroom from top to bottom for 35 minutes can burn 418 kilojoules – and you’re left with a sparkling toilet.

Win!


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