01/09/2010 13:03 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Health Tips For Lazy Girls

If you're a little too fond of your sofa, getting fit and healthy can seem like a major lifestyle shift. But there are some effective and relatively pain-free ways to give yourself a boost.

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Health tips for lazy people

Lots of pain equals no gain
You don't need to push yourself to the point of collapse in the gym – the average adult needs a mere 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week to keep their health ticking over.

That's all folks!

Health tips for lazy people

It gets better
The 30 minute rule allows you to make up your minutes in manageable chunks.

Your 15 minute walk to the sandwich shop counts, as does your walk home from the station.

Just make sure you keep it brisk - and with a spring in your step.

Health tips for lazy people

Be daring
Why not go mad and make use of the gym membership that you took out months ago.

It's a well known fact that, a few sessions in, you are likely to get the 'gym bug' – a handy little source of motivation. You may surprise yourself!

Health tips for lazy people

Home body
Small changes make big results. If the thought of the gym really is too much, then you need to step it up a gear at home.

If you have downstairs loo, close it off and visit the conveniences upstairs – the journey to it will give your heart and lungs a mini workout!

Health tips for lazy people

Desk jockey
Slave to your desk? If the answer is yes, you have no excuse NOT to do some desk-bound exercises.

These can include stretching the arms, shoulders and calf muscles and contracting your abs throughout the day.

When people ask how you manage to look so fabulous, you can truthfully declare it
was nothing!

Health tips for lazy people

Dance around your handbag
If the lounge is your first stop when you get home, don't turn on the tv – grab a CD, put your handbag on the floor and get down to some serious grooving.

Fun, fit and free, dancing is a dastardly workout in disguise!

Health tips for lazy people

Housework helps
OK, so your diet may not be the best and exercise may not be at the top of the list – but are you a housework bunny?

Hopping round the house with a Hoover or duster for 30 minutes can burn around 100 calories – if you're thorough, that is!

Health tips for lazy people

Red red wine
Hooray - you don't need to rule out your favourite tipple completely!

Red wine is understood to have health boosting properties – when consumed in moderation, we must add.

The occasional glass offers a dose of antioxidants, which can help guard against heart disease and damage to arteries. Cheers!

Health tips for lazy people

Dry fry
No – not the name of a rapper, instead it's a healthier way
of cooking.

Small changes can lead to big results over time, so why not ditch the calorific cooking oil and invest in a non-stick, heavy-bottomed frying pan and make the most of the modern miracle that is Teflon?

Health tips for lazy people

Supplement your income
We all have vices and if yours is a naughty diet, you may like to try a vitamin supplement.

The current thinking from doctors is that supplements are unnecessary if we consume a balanced diet but, back in the
real world, you may like try a supplement as an
extra precaution.

Health tips for lazy people