For decades, researchers assumed you needed to break a sweat—or at least raise your heart rate for a prolonged period—for an activity to count as exercise.
Research suggests activities like lifting shopping bags and walking up the stairs can help with weight management and actually count toward recommended exercise guidelines. YAY! That’s good news for those of us who absolutely hate exercising.
Here are eight activities that sneak exercise into your daily routine while also crossing things off your to-do list: