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3 unusual ways to get more active

Written by Fiona

November 15 2023

Everyone knows that being active is a great way to stay healthy. While walking, running, cycling and swimming are some of the more common ways to add exercise into your life, there are some more unusual ideas. Here are three ways to get more active.

1. Deep Clean Your House

While not the most fun option, deep cleaning your house gets you more active than you’d think. You might be surprised by how active this activity can be. Just think about activities such as hoovering, sweeping, washing away tough stains, dusting etc and you will see how physical housework can be.

These will all get your heart rate up and using different muscles, giving you a little bit of exercise. Since it also keeps your home clean, you’ve no reason not to put the effort into it.

2. Try Skateboarding or Scooting

Think back to your childhood when you were naturally active. You may have owned a skateboard or a scooter and these exercise platforms are still available to you as adults, too.

Using a skateboard or scooter is good fun and can help to improve cardiovascular fitness, too. The Blunt Envy Prodigy X is recommended for this. By scooting or skateboarding to most of the places you need to get to, you’ll get more active relatively quickly.

3. Fidget While You Work

If you have to sit at a desk for hours on end for work, it could be difficult to get more active. You might not be in a position where you can just get up and walk around a lot. You’re not out of options, however. You could fidget while you’re working, which’ll get you a little more active.

Replacing your chair with an exercise ball for a few hours every day could be more than enough to help with this. Taking occasional breaks and going for a walk is also an option, but you’ll have to make sure this doesn’t take away from work, however. If you can do it, it’s worth trying.


If you want to get more active, you could think you’ll have to go to the gym or go jogging. These can often be unappealing to many people, and you could find them off-putting. Thankfully, they’re far from your only options. Some alternatives could be more unique and much more fun than you could have thought.

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