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by Eleanor Healing (subscribe)
I'm a student currently living in Leeds.
Published June 21st 2014
It's never to late to get fit
We all want to live longer and improve our quality of life, and being more active is the perfect way to do this. However, not everyone is a gym bunny or a top runner, so alternatives need to be found for staying active and getting those endorphin levels up.

Here are a few alternative suggestions to get your fitness levels up without breaking the bank (or any bones).

1. Housework

This is more of a necessity than a work-out. Put some music on and put your back into it.

2. Ceilidhs/Barn Dances

These are truly amazing events for both socialising and exercise. Keep an eye out for local fairs and events. I know Burns Night is a great time to find Ceilidhs nearby, and the villages near my family home in Cheshire hold annual barn dances.



3. Walking

It's my firm belief that walking is good exercise, especially for those who can't be too vigorous for health reasons. Take different routes, and if the weather's good, use it as an excuse to get your fix of vitamin D. If the weather's bad, wrap up well and use walking as your motivation to warm up.

4. Jumping on the spot

It sounds silly, but go back to your days of primary school PE lessons. You'd perform the simplest of exercises, but it would be so invigorating. If you have a job which requires you to sit at a desk for long periods of time, this will help you. All you need is five minutes to do some star jumps, stretches or jogging on the spot and you'll feel the difference, especially in your motivation to work.
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