If you'd rather have teeth pulled than hop on an exercise bike, you're not alone.
Finding motivation to squeeze your bottom into a pair of Lycra shorts is just too much to bear after a exhausting day at office. So what's a weight conscious person to do?
You want to get more active, but you want it to be fun too. What's so unreasonable about that? Nothing. What's more, there are plenty of ways to feel burn that means you don't have to go within a mile of that nasty, mean old gym instructor.
And while you may not get an aerobic workout with most of these activities, you can see how they will add up to affect your overall activity levels and help you tone up - as you have a bit of fun too!
Activity Boost Level: Mild
Kiss Me Pucker up with a loved one and your heart will start racing. Put a bit of oomph into it and you'll not only get flushed, you'll be working it that part harder too.
Laugh It Off Laughing is thought to improve your immune system and skin condition. Rent a good comedy or get together with a friend who really gets you giggling to feel immediate benefits.
Make Love Boost your activity levels by making whoopee. And, if you feel in a frisky mood, a particularly vigorous session can give you a really good aerobic workout.
Scream for Your Team The last time you screamed for your local sports team you'll have felt your blood pumping. If you watched last year's Stanley Cup Final, even better!
The Write Stuff An hour spent furiously scribbling can really give you an energy boost, especially if you're concentrating hard.