As the weather (hopefully) starts to cool down in the Phoenix area, most residents head outside to get their workouts in. But what if you’re one of those people who hate to work out? You’d rather go to the dentist for a voluntary root canal or give a presentation to a room of 1,000. After all, exercise is boring, right? But if your goal includes losing a few pounds or a couple of inches and taking control of your health, diet and exercise are the tools to get there.
Let’s explore 5 ways to embrace working out, even if you hate the idea of exercising.
1. Clean the House
Did you know that cleaning your house can burn up to 200 calories per hour? Cleaning a house is hard work! And for people who hate to work out, it can be a way to get a little exercise while doing something worthwhile, like transforming that dirt and clutter into sparkles and organization.
Get out the dust cloth, vacuum, and mop and tackle your house. It could take 1–3 hours to clean, depending on the size of your home and how quickly you move. Bonus points if you start organizing and doing a deep clean.
2. Break Out the Video Games
Sure, you’ve likely told your kids to get off their devices because they’re rotting their brains, but there really are some active video games. Try Wii Sports, which offers games that get you jumping around, including tennis, boxing, and golf. And Just Dance will keep you moving to a great beat, which feels less like working out and way more like just having fun. Plus, it’s a good way to involve your kids with three things they like: video games, moving around, and being with you.
3. Grow a Garden
People who hate to work out usually still like to eat and enjoy pretty things. You can burn some calories and flex your muscles while building and tending a garden. From hauling rocks and plants to pulling weeds, you’ll end up burning up to 400 calories an hour while tilling away. And if you prefer to do something bigger, like mow the lawn, you’ll see your exercise levels increase accordingly. And at the end of the day, you can enjoy a cocktail and appreciate the beauty you’ve created.
4. Go Sightseeing
Whether you head to the tropics or a new area in town, sightseeing usually includes quite a bit of walking. Have you ever noticed that you get way more steps on vacation than you do while you’re in town? Now is a great time to take a vacation, but if you can’t get away, plan a tour of the neighborhood or local attractions. Even walking around the mall is great exercise, and if you’re just window shopping, it’s completely free!
5. Fool Around
Okay, this one may not have even hit your radar as a workout alternative, but sex can actually do wonders for your heart in more ways than one! Naturally, your heart rate will increase during sexual activity, which is a good cardio option. But you’ll also engage muscles you may not use in other ways. And at 5 calories burned a minute, the longer you do it, the more benefits you’ll reap! No more headaches for your sweetie!
Another Option for People Who Hate to Work Out
If even looking at this list makes you want to upchuck at the thought of doing anything that slightly resembles exercise—yet you still have a few pounds or inches you want to shed—consider CoolSculpting. This FDA-approved, noninvasive solution is proven safe and effective for those who are just a few pounds from their goal weight.
Bodify is the nation’s leading CoolSculpting boutique for a good reason: it’s all we do. We’ve helped thousands of people look and feel their best without suffering through any downtime or side effects. And did we mention a treatment only takes about 30 minutes?
If you’re one of the people who hate to work out, contact us. We’ll walk you through the whole process in a complimentary consultation. All you have to lose are those extra inches.