It sounds just too good to be true, doesn't it?
Let’s be clear -- most things in life don’t come without hard work and dedication, so if you need to get in insane shape, then a carefully curated workout routine is something you can't really avoid. However, if you’re looking for activities that will keep your body and mind in a good shape, you *can* ditch the gym!
In this article, we’ll tell you how to shake things up when it comes to keeping active, and burn some calories while you're at it too!
Lady Gaga knows what she's talking about – an hour of dancing can burn around 400 calories! Instead of going to the gym, plan a night out with your friends and dance all your troubles away.
Pro tip: avoid sugary drinks or liquors, so those calories you just burned don’t all come back running!
Going to the gym and using sweaty machines vs. sweating it out under the sheets? Hmm… No real contest there, right? It’s been proven that regular orgasms lower your stress levels and lead to better mental health. Obviously, sex burns calories too -- if you’re wondering how many exactly -- that’s up to you! ;)
Clean your space
We know cleaning is not the most fun of activities to substitute gym time with, but would you rather be in the gym, but this way you’re killing two birds with one stone. Moving around your living space will burn calories AND get you a clean, organized home -- so it’s a win-win for your body, mind, and soul.
Sure, there are some people who prefer the sweaty gym air over rollerblading in the nature. But don't worry – all the new friends you make on your rollerblading adventures are not those people.
Take yourself shopping
Who knew that keeping in shape can be so much fun?! Walking from store to store, climbing stairs at the mall, bending over backwards to squeeze into that perfect pair of skinny jeans... depending on how long you spend shopping, this can be a full-on exercise on the go! Besides burning calories and being fun, shopping is a great option because, well... You'll need some new outfits for all those activities we wrote about above, right? ;)
Have coffee (but not too much of it!)
Generally, caffeine isn't something that should be consumed in large amounts, especially during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, a moderate coffee intake will give a boost to your metabolism and help you burn fat a little faster -- just don't forget not to have too much of it.