4 Best Daily Activities to Lose Weight without Effort

4 Best Daily Activities to Lose Weight without Effort

Last update: 09 November, 2019

It’s not essential to sign up at a gym or to spend time running and exercising each day. We can lose weight by doing certain activities on a daily basis.

Woman running with dog.

Did you know that you can lose weight without going to the gym? We are sharing the best daily tasks to lose weight without much additional effort. You will see how by changing your routine a little, you can lose weight in a healthy way.

1. Park your car away from your house

Our pace of life is stressful. We get up early and go to work, then pick up the children at school, then go to the supermarket … we cross the city from one side to the other, and at the end of the day, we realize that we have not even walked 100 meters!

To become less sedentary, our recommendation is to park your car away from your home or your place of work. Thus you will have to walk to your destination. You don’t need to park it miles away, but this way, you will force yourself to walk for 10 or 15 minutes.

Man parking car.

Learn to enjoy a nice walk before starting work or go and pick up your children by walking. Be consistent with this action over time and you will form a habit of using your car less!

2. Go shopping and walk

One of the daily activities you can do to lose weight without much effort, is to go shopping by walking there. Sometimes this is complicated because afterwards, it may be tricky to get your purchases home. But how many times have we gone to the supermarket by car, just to buy a couple of things? The reality is that we have all done this more than once.

Our advice is that you only go shopping when it is strictly necessary. If you go on foot, you will exercise twice. First when you go from home to the supermarket, and then when you return carrying the weight of the bags.

Woman walking in the street.

When you walk, do so at a brisk pace so that you will burn more calories. When you return, and you are carrying any bags, remember to divide the weight between both hands. Otherwise, you can hurt your back and cause injury.

3. Walk your dog

If you have a dog, they will be your ally in losing weight. Many people just walk their dog around the block or sit down on a bench while their dog runs around a fenced area.

Couple walking with dog.

Our recommendation is that you walk with your dog at a good pace and preferably in areas where there are hills. You can also alternate between running and walking. If you have access to outdoor areas near to your house, you can take advantage of those places. In addition to losing weight by doing this daily task, your dog will also be much happier. There is nothing that any dog likes more than being able to play and spend time outdoors.

4. Take care of your yard

Did you know that gardening burns 300 calories per hour? Take advantage, make your garden beautiful and lose weight at the same time. In addition, gardening is a very entertaining and rewarding task so it will feel like much less effort is required.

The best thing to do is alternate tasks so you do not get tired. Water, prune, plant, fertilize the plants … as you can see, there are many tasks and all of them require leg and arm exercises. If you also have to collect branches, bend over to pick up leaves, or move large pots, you will be burning lots of calories.

5. Swap your chair for a rubber exercise ball

This last suggestion might seem strange, but at the same time, it’s one of the most effective. Find a chair where you spend about 30 minutes a day. This can be the desk chair or some other chair that you sit on every day. Change it to a large stability ball where you can sit comfortably.

When you have to be balanced, you will exercise both your legs and your belly. With this exercise, you will burn around 100 calories, in half an hour. Although the idea might seem a little crazy, it is very comfortable.

Maybe during the first two or three days, you might feel a bit awkward and it may be difficult for you to keep your balance, but once you become used to it, you will be able to sit down normally.

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