5 Light Exercises You Can Do Every Day
Walking might be the most convenient way to stay active, but it's far from the only way. Your nuyu™ Activity Tracker will track your steps and calories burned while you walk around the neighborhood, but if you really want to take your fitness goals to the next level, incorporate some exercises into your daily schedule!
Luckily, you don't need to invest in any equipment to get started. Even better, you can do some of these activities right in the comfort of your home any time you have a few spare minutes.
These are all moderate activities that will help you burn between 3.5 and 7 calories per minute, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Sports Medicine. Pick what you like and have at it!
1. Do Yoga
You won't take many steps while you practice your sun salutations, but you can burn a lot of calories. Yoga is a great way to exercise for beginners and experts alike. Poses range in difficulty and there are plenty of routines you can put together yourself with a little searching on the Web. Moreover, this a great way to relax and center yourself after a day of chores, work and errands.
Square dancing, ballet and ballroom dancing may not look that similar, but they have one big thing in common: They get you up and moving to a beat. Even if you don't know how to dance, there are activities like Zumba that string together repetitive motions to a rhythm for an energetic and fun exercise. Crank up your stereo and move to the music for your daily fitness fix.
3. Play an Instrument
Or Instead of moving to the beat of a drum, you could beat the drum yourself. Hobbies like playing the drums, guitar or moving about with another instrument or while singing can burn some calories, too. If you're a music aficionado, your favorite hobby could also be a great way to stay in shape.
4. Work on the Yard
There's always something to do in the yard. Whether you're tending to the garden in the spring and summer, raking leaves in the fall or shoveling snow in the winter, each activity can take a significant amount of effort. Of course, this isn't just a great way to stay fit - it will help keep your home looking great, too. There's nothing bad about a win-win situation.
5. Do Chores Around the House
But those must-do chores aren't limited to the outdoors. Believe it or not, you're actually burning a fair amount of calories while cleaning up around the house. Scrubbing the floors, carrying the groceries, organizing the garage, taking out the garbage - it all takes a little effort that can add up to a great deal of calories burned.
Two chores in particular are great for light exercising: Taking care of the kids and playing with the pets. Walk the dog or chase your child as he toddles in the park. Both will help you stay fit.