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5 Easy Ways to Work Out Without a Gym

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by Madhumita Thakur (subscribe)
Freelance writer & journalist in the fields of lifestyle, technology and entertainment.
Published March 18th 2013
Knock off those extra kilos with 5 easy home activities
Whether you want to lose weight, look sexy or just stay fit, you don't need to rely upon fancy machines or expensive gym membership to achieve your desired result. In this article we have listed a few activities which you can indulge into for great work out without going to a gym.

Skipping - Microsoft Office Clip Art

You will be amazed what this single stretch of rope can do to your body. It's time you get it out of your store room and indulge into some intense workout. Do remember to wear clothes which are not too long or loose to avoid getting entangled in the skipping rope. You can skip in your room or backyard or even parks and fit this simple workout into your schedule at any time of the day.

Cleaning - Microsoft Office Clip Art

This will help you kill two birds with one stone. You will not only burn calories while doing this activity but you will also have a clean and dust free home at the end of each cleaning session. Make sure you wear comfy clothes so that lifting or shifting of the furniture in the house doesn't become a punishment for you. A good 30-45 minutes of cleaning routine will make you sweat and melt those fat layers in your body.

Walk, walk and walk
Walk, walk and walk
Walk, walk and walk - Microsoft Office Clip Art

Renounce your stylish car and that lazy attitude too. Grab your runners or sports shoes and walk, walk and walk as much you can whenever it is reasonable to do so. You can walk up to your work in the morning or take a quick post lunch walk with your colleagues. For city dwellers walking is particularly helpful, as it can aid them in beating the maddening morning traffic on one hand and on the other hand, it will make them feel fresh and active in the morning, especially if the weather is nice.

Dance/Play station
Dance - Microsoft Office Clip Art

It's time to let down your hair and dance yourself to fitness by grooving to your favourite selection of music playlists. Alternatively get one of those hi-tech Playstations and play one of your pet dance games, either by yourself or with a buddy. You will be amazed how much of calorie you can burn in just 30 minutes of this activity and to top it all, you will learn a couple of dance moves too. Now isn't that just awesome!

Yoga - Microsoft Office Clip Art

If you have a yoga mat then this is the best way to get into shape and look fabulous within the comfort of your home and at almost no cost. Make sure you learn the yoga postures properly before trying them on your own. This is one of the most effective ways to get hot-bods and well toned muscles.

Apart from these activities you can also choose to take up a sport (badminton, swimming) with your friends, go cycling, wash your car and do some gardening to lose those flab and get hip, hep and happening without going to a gym. What are you waiting for now then? Get set and go.
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Why? Because good health is everyone's right
When: Anytime of the day
Where: At your home or in the parks
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Your Comment
Love your ideas - no excuses now! I regularly do the Wii fitness and dance routines which are so much fun. No expensive gym contracts required - it just takes commitment to see the results.
by jillr1 (score: 1|48) 2428 days ago
Simple is often best. Great ideas.
by Lucy Graham (score: 2|277) 2427 days ago
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