Fitness Tips The busy girl’s guide to staying in shape

Find out how to exercise without even thinking about it with the following five tips.

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Fitness expert, Jessica Matthews, shares tips on how to stay in shape without actively working out.

  1. Dancing- Jessica says, “put on a few of your favorite songs and channel your inner Beyonce. Just 30 minutes of heart-pumping aerobic dancing can burn a whopping 210 calories.”

  2. Biking-  “Enjoy the freedom of cruising around town with your friends,” suggests Jessica. She also points out that riding a bike leisurely for an hour can also burn approximately 258 calories.

  3. Walk your dog- “Think of your family pet as an exercise machine with hair,” Jessica says. “A one-hour moderate to vigorous intensity walk with Fido will get your heart pumping and burn approximately 290 calories.”

  4. Be a babysitter- “Whether you watch your younger siblings, your neighbors or other young children in your community, running around and playing games with them can burn as much as 322 calories in an hour,” says Jessica.

  5. Play video games- “Believe it or not, certain types of video games can actually serve as a workout,” says Jessica. According to a recent study conducted by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), physically-active video games like Wii Boxing burn an average of three calories per minute and can be intense enough to be good for your heart and lungs.

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