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Now there’s definitely no excuse to dread those daily chores. While aerobic activity and strength training are a key part of any fitness routine, anything from cooking to commuting can also play a role in staying fit. Try more DIY solutions to stay active throughout the day, whether it’s skipping the carwash for an at-home scrub-down or getting off the bus a stop earlier and walking the rest of the way. Those little bursts of activity will also help fight the energy crashes that come from sitting around all day.

The Takeaway: Pump up everyday tasks to fit in extra exercise (without even thinking about it).

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