MUSTERING the energy to haul yourself off the couch and get your body moving can seem like a big feat, especially after a long week at work.
But did you know you can get a full body workout and burn calories in minutes – all from the comfort of your sofa?
You can do each of these exercises for just a few minutes or while you watch your favourite TV show, according to certified personal trainer Michelle Rogers.
Warm your body up a little first by stretching your neck and rolling your shoulders, and you're good to go.
This first exercise actually requires you to get up off the sofa – but you can sit back down again pretty quickly.
Perch on the edge of your couch with your feet hip-width apart and extend your arms in front of you. Stand up and then sit back down again, focusing on using your abdominal strength.
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Michelle recommends repeating these movements between eight to 12 times and you can do between one and three sets of them.
Doing this kind of exercise for just five minutes could burn up to 33 calories, according to Calculator.net's calorie calculator.
Of course, it's worth remembering the exact number of calories you burn will depend on your weight, height and age. Calculator.net estimates that you can burn around that number of calories doing low impact aerobics if you weigh around 70 kilograms.
You can use the calculator yourself to calculate how many calories you burn by doing different exercises.
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