How TO Exercise Without Exercising

Do you struggle to take out time to exercise?

Are you waiting for the lock down to get over so that you can finally head back to the gym?

I am in the first category. I think more about exercising than actually doing it. If thinking made people fit, I would be the fittest person on earth by now πŸ˜€

Human body is meant to do physical work, avoiding it is just going to cause issues. If you are someone who is already doing some sort of physical activity during the day, I would say great! nothing better! But sometimes it becomes hard to take out time to actually do something, it could be for multiple reasons.

Given that I have become too lazy to work out or go to gym now, I have found few hacks that help me keep my body in motion. I thought why not share it with you guys as well.

So here are my 5 tips to exercise without actually “exercising”.

Walk when you talk

We all talk on our phones more often than not. What if you start walking while you talk?

Statistically, if you are on phone for about 10 minutes, you would have walked more than 800 steps. This is a very effective way of exercising without even realizing it.

Dusting and cleaning your house

Another way is by cleaning your house. It could be as simple as dusting or just making you bed, folding clothes, cleaning your washroom. Anything really!

Trust me, when I dust and mop my house, I sweat like I would after 50 minutes of workout session.

Brownie point: you end up with a cleaner space πŸ™‚

Wash your clothes

This is tricky! Why? Because, you may just want to use your washing machine for it.

I would suggest just try it once. Maybe just take your daily wear clothes and wash them manually with your hands instead of using washing machine.

I bet, You will feel those hand muscles workin! πŸ˜‰

Take stairs

Avoid using lift!

This is the most common advice you would have heard hundred times. But, it works. Try to use stairs as much as possible. Start slowly and eventually try to only use stairs and not lift.

Bucket Bath

This is an unusual one right?

Squat! Squat! Squat! Use bucket instead of shower or bath tub. Do squats while you take bath. Simple right? πŸ˜›

Hope you liked these simple but easy to achieve tips to just get that body moving. This is purely based on my experience and observations. Do let me know if you have some other tips that we can follow. πŸ™‚

P.S. I also dance whenever I get some time, it is a good way to move your body. You don’t have to be pro at dancing, just play some music and jump! πŸ™‚

Happy Day! Stay Safe and healthy!


  1. potatosandwich

    Great tips Curious Ji.
    Up and down the stairs is a good one, and one we can all do at home. The bucket bath made me chuckle with some nice memories. This was my time before we installed a shower oh so many years ago….but it worked all my muscles.
    Can I ad squats while ready πŸ™‚

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