Couch potatoes needn’t despair; there are plenty of ways to keep healthy and active in front of the screen. To boost your fitness while watching TV, try squeezing a mini-workout into each commercial break. From situps to skipping or a quick run up and down stairs, to fidgiting, you can burn up to 350 calories. READ: Overcome exercise excuses
Rather than allotting a specific “exercise time” a day, try peppering your day with gentle bits of activity such as taking the stairs instead of the lift, doing the housework, or walking to the shops at lunch.
Cook up healthy meals in large batches on the weekend, and you can be sure to have plenty of healthy choices in your freezer for those days when you’re too lazy to cook. Sign up for realbuzz newsletter
If you want big health results without making a big effort, getting a pet could be the way to go.Pet owners have improved physical and mental health, including lowered blood pressure, better ability to cope with adverse life effects, and lowered stress levels.
If you really can’t find the energy to put yourself through a workout, take the opportunity instead to work on another area of your body – your brain. Give your brain a challenge and reach for a crossword, Sudoku puzzle or book instead.
If there’s one instance where being lazy is an advantage, it’s when eating your meals. Taking long, leisurely meals – as opposed to eating on the run or multi-tasking – is a great way to look after your digestive system and also help you lose weight. READ: 25 ways to improve your health
If compiling your own healthy shopping lists feels too much like hard work, save time and energy by letting someone else do the work. Many farms and health food stores now deliver seasonal fruit and veg to local areas on a weekly basis. GALLERY: Celebrity wedding diets
While the idea of a workout fills many with dread, there are plenty of ways to stay fit without it feeling like hard work. Sign up for Zumba classes or head to a dance studio for a fun workout that won’t feel like exercise. GALLERY: The 10 dirtiest foods you're eating
Keep falling off the healthy eating wagon? Try complementing your diet with a good quality nutritional supplement or “superfood”. Try a multi-vitamin complex or a natural “superfood” – such as spirulina, wheatgrass or bee pollen.
While laziness is generally considered to be detrimental to your health, when it comes to sleeping it can actually pay off. Sleep can help you live longer, boost your memory and reduce stress. Those eight hours of shut eye are super important. GALLERY: 10 foods you should never eat again