Modern busy schedules rarely allow for hours of cardio at a time. So, a more practical solution would be to try to squeeze in some exercise, every chance you get. After a while, it slowly starts to add up, and by the end of the day, you can find yourself having worked out as much as 30-45 minutes. So here are top 13 Unexpected Ways to Fit in Cardio into your daily routine.

First Thing’s First

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When you wake up in the morning, try going for a brisk 5-10 minute powerwalk in your neighborhood. It will energize you for the rest of the day.

In Between

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If you’re working in an office or even from the comfort of your own home, try doing some quick push-ups between activities.

Step Up

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Going to work? Maybe go for the stairs instead of the elevator. You can get a great glute workout while you’re at it. Not to mention that stair climbing is one of the best forms of steady state cardio.

Stuck Studying

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If you’re a student stuck at home studying for an exam or even reading in a secluded corner at the library, you can try getting in a few bodyweight squats, in between chapters. This way you will remain focused throughout and have something to motivate you to finish your chapter requirements faster.

Channel Surfing

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Watching TV at home? How about changing channels the old-school way, by getting up and pushing the buttons on the TV set, instead of using the remote.

Squeaky Clean

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You can kill two birds with one stone, by giving the house a sweep, vacuuming up that living room and even giving that driveway a once over with the water hose.