We all have that friend who is in great shape despite not knowing what an elliptical machine is. What is their secret? How do they do it? Well….I don’t know. You have to ask them. But if you are looking for ways how to exercise without trying, you came to the right place. Here are 7 tips on how to exercise naturally.

Wash your car

Wax on, wax off! If washing a car can help get the kid in the Karate Kid movies in shape, it can do so for you as well. Washing your car with a rag practically stimulate every muscle in your body. So buff your body will buffing your car!

Mow the lawn with a lawnmower

If your grass has grown taller than you, then it is to mow the lawn. Mowing the lawn (with a lawnmower) will burn a ton of calories. So get in a good, natural workout while making your lawn look good. While you are at it, trim the hedges and pull out the weeds.

Go to the grocery store

The next time you go grocery shopping, have a walking app on your smartphone record every step. I bet you will be surprised how many steps you take. Most people don’t realize that walking around a grocery store is great exercise. Well now you do. So the next time your refrigerator start looking bare, put on your walking shoes and head to the local grocery store.

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I can see my women readers rejoicing to this one! Shopping is a great way to exercise naturally. A study showed that the average woman burns around 385 calories while shopping. The same report calculated that the average woman burns about 48,000 calories per year. Looks like you (or your spouse) have an excuse to go looking for some new heels.

Walk your dog

Time to take Cujo for a walk! Experts say the average person burns around 200 to 250 calories per hour from walking their dog. Want to burn extra calories without trying with your dog? Grab a Frisbee (or an old tennis ball) and play catch.

Clean up your house

If your house look like a scene from the movie Twister, then it is time to clean it up. Wiping the kitchen counter, mopping, vacuuming, and sweeping the floors will burn a ton of calories. Research shows that one can burn up to 200 calories per hour from cleaning the house. In other words, it is hard work keeping your house spotless.

Get up to change the channel

Chances are you can’t find the TV remote control. That is more than enough reason to get up and change the channel yourself. The act of you repeatedly getting up, walking to the TV, and walking back to your couch will burn a good amount of calories.

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Who needs a gym? Those 7 tips will have you exercising and burning calories naturally!