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If working out seems unappealing to you, feel free to go for the alternatives. You don’t have to train like an athlete in order to stay fit.

There are a lot of ways to get in shape and keep your body toned without going to the gym. In this article, we’ll give you a rundown of a few activities that will help you burn serious calories. The best part is, you may actually enjoy these activities while shedding those excess calories.

Walking

5 Ways to Burn Calories without Working Out

 

Walking is one of the simplest activities that can help you burn calories while getting you to your desired destination. Walk to the market, the grocery store or even to work. Take every opportunity you have to walk and breathe some fresh air. In order to burn more calories, you have to pick up the pace when walking.

Biking

Biking is a great way of going around and toning your hamstrings and quads. It’s a more intense form of exercise and can help you burn more calories than walking – 204 calories in 30 minutes. Plus, you’ll get to your desired destination faster.

Dancing

Dancing is a fun activity that you can enjoy with your family or friends. Choose a good song and groove to the beat. You may not realize it, but you’ll actually be shedding around 165 calories in 30 minutes. It is indeed a fun and calorie-burning activity.

Gardening

5 Ways to Burn Calories without Working Out

If you have a green thumb, this could be the perfect activity for you. Make your yard more beautiful while burning those calories. Constant squatting and bending is great for your glutes. Most importantly, you’ll be losing a total of 136 calories in the process.

Tennis

Pick up your racquet and invite your spouse, friend or siblings to a game of tennis. During the game, you’ll be running around the court and sweating it out. Plus, constantly swinging and hitting the ball will help you achieve toned arms.

 

Most kids today spend an awful lot of time in front of the TV. This does not only prevent them from strengthening their muscles, lungs and heart, it also set them up for a sedentary lifestyle. To get these kids moving, you’ll have to rethink your idea of exercise.

A physical workout does not necessarily equate to running lapses. Think of an activity that you can do with your kids. Exercising as a family is a great way of bonding with the kids. So, let these creative ideas help you turn a simple activity into an opportunity to have fun and get fit as a family.

Post-dinner walks

Fun Exercises that You Can Do As A Family

Instead of heading right for the television, encourage everyone to go for a 30-minute family walk. Incorporating it into your daily schedule ensures that this activity won’t get put off. Track everyone’s mileage and gently add more distance every week. To make it more enticing, create a family exercise log and use bright colored stickers to track your progress.

Set aside a time to play

The key to getting the kids moving is by planning time for physical activities. Set aside 30 minutes to do fun activities with your kids and encourage them to play sports or bring them to the play ground. If time permits, make it an after-dinner routine. Offer a variety of fun activities to help the child find activities and exercises that they want to stick with and enjoy.

Turn TV commercials into fitness breaks

Fun Exercises that You Can Do As A Family

Try to be creative and invent silly names for simple exercises like sit-ups, push-ups, and squats then do them together until the show comes back on. A great way of doing it is to play “follow the leader” and take turns in instructing each other to do simple moves like marching, wiggling, clapping.

Walk the dog

If you have a pet, you can use this as an excuse and encourage the kids to walk the dog in the afternoon. Research revealed that dog owners had much more fun losing weight than non-pet owners.