Driving Whenever you go to the market, park your car at the far end of the parking lot and walk a little farther. The extra steps may not seem like much, but they add up! Even washing your car can count as exercise. I mean really washing it . . . by hand. The car wash doesnâ€™t count! Wash your own car and burn extra calories.
Climbing Stairs To get your heart pumping and rev up your metabolism, try running up and down the stairs a few times. If your laundry is in the basement, take one load at a time and burn some extra calories.
Dance If you have a small child, put on some music, dance around the room, holding your child in your arms. Active TV Watching Walk, march in place, swing your arms around, lift weights, do triceps dips, leg extensions, or PliÃ©s while watching your favorite television shows.
Head and Neck Stretches We tend to hold a lot of stress in our necks. Avoid tension-induced headaches with simple stretches that can ease your nerves. Turn your head to the left so you are looking left. Hold for a few seconds. Return to central position looking forward. Turn to the right side. Hold for a few seconds. Return to center.
Achilles Stretch The Achilles Stretch is great for women who wear high heels because it helps to counteract the constant contraction of the calf caused by the height of the shoe. To do this stretch, slip off your high heels! Stand a few feet from a wall. Face it with your feet shoulder-width apart.
Brushing Your Teeth Thigh Squats Each morning and night you stand in front of the bathroom mirror for several minutes as you brush your teeth. Make use of those minutes and do some Thigh Squats to tone your upper legs and butt. Stand facing the mirror with your feet shoulder-width apart.
Detergent Weights Single Arm Biceps Curls Bottles of detergent have more uses than simply getting your clothes clean. Use the heavy bottle to do Single Arm Biceps Curls. Stand straight up with your legs together. Hold the detergent bottle in your right hand.