FOR those who would rather spend the cold mornings in their pyjamas then working out at the gym there are now plenty of other ways to keep fit during the winter months.
Housework and ‘sexercise’ are growing trends among females in particular, as alternatives to a traditional workout.
A recent survey said women were more likely to choose having sex over going to the gym if it would help them lose weight.
Sex is much more appealing then spending an hour on the treadmill and it is a cheap, fun and ideal alternative for many women and men.
Similarly as a society we are constantly becoming busier and housework can be a great substitute for the gym effectively killing two birds with one stone.
Lovemaking is a great way to burn calories and 30 minutes of sex can burn as many as 150 to 350 calories.
Housework offers similar benefits with 30 minutes spent vacuuming or mopping the floor burning up to 120 calories.
The physical benefits of sexercise are immense as it can help boost cardio health, provide pain relief, ease depression and reduce stress.
As for housework there are many options to burn calories fast.
Cleaning the windows, dusting, scrubbing, mowing and mopping are all great ways to keep fit around the house.
It can be hard for everyone to get motivated in winter so next so it is important to remember the simple things you can do around the home to keep fit and healthy this cold season.
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