30 minutes a day, 3 times a day, all cardio and no weights, all weights and no cardio…does it ever feel like we’re getting more and more confusing advice about how and when to exercise? Here’s our quick and easy guide to burning a few more calories throughout your day.
Squat while you’re waiting for the kettle to boil
Or the microwave to ping, or the kids to finally get their jumper on the right way around, even if it’s just for 30 seconds. Those bursts of exertion might not seem like much, but they soon add up. Squat challenge, schmquat challenge.
Say yes more
Inevitably, saying yes to your friend’s requests – whether it’s to accompany them to a party or to help them out with child care – will result in less time on the sofa and more time walking around. We’re not advocating being a pushover, but the occasional weekend of dog/toddler-sitting will undoubtedly result in less couch time as you get reacquainted with your local park.
Get a bike/rollerblades/skateboard (delete as appropriate)
Yes, we know, you haven’t had to balance on anything since you were a teenager, but learning a new skill is hugely rewarding at any age, and exercise somehow feels more enjoyable when it has a purpose. You won’t even notice the hours roll by as you do. Just don’t pass up on the helmet.
Keep your energy levels topped up
We’ve got a theory that the more energy you have, the more you’ll naturally want to move, so try incorporating a little more long-lasting carbs into your diet. Our handy Malt Loaf Bars are perfect for snacking on between adventures.