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11 ways to fit exercise into your daily routine

Add these tiny bursts of exercise into your day to get healthier without even realising it!

1. Waiting for the kettle to boil?

Do 10 wall push-ups, 10 triceps dips (use a kitchen chair), and 10 lunges on each leg.

2. Sprint with the dog

When you're walking your pooch, do 5-10 short sprints in the park. He'll love the extra interaction, and you'll boost your fitness.

3. Walk the longer way round

Popping to the local shop or going to post a letter? Take a slightly longer route. Just 5 minutes extra there and back will improve your health.

4. Get up and move

If you've been sat at your home desk or on the sofa for more than 30 minutes, get up and do 10 squat jumps, star jumps, or burpees.

5. Tighten your core

Whilst you wait for a lift to arrive, a train to turn up, or the kettle to boil, hold your abs in tight for 10 seconds. Release them to 50%, then tighten and hold again. 

6. Make the most of waiting

If you're early picking up your child from after-school club, walk around the block for 5-10 minutes.

7. Family fun

Turn a standard trip to the park with your kids into a short workout. Play football, run sprints, or incorporate a game of tag.

8. Work that shopping trolley

Next time you go to the DIY store, use the big trolleys for a mini-workout! Push your loaded trolley at a sprint around an empty section of the car park. 

9. Stretch on the phone

Next time you take a phone call, stand up. Use the time to do a full body stretch. Lean to one side, then the other, and then stretch forward to ease your back out.

10. Dance

When your favourite song comes on the radio, dance around the kitchen. You'll be surprised at how much it raises your heart rate!

11. Boost your beauty routine

Waiting for your face mask to dry? Do 25 sit ups and then hold a plank for as long as you can.

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