Simple ways to add exercise into daily routine

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Unless you’re an A-list star, the demands of every day life are just too great to get as much as exercise in as you like.

Even celebrities find it hard to make enough time to work out – the struggle is real people! Baywatch babe Priyanka Chopra recently admitted she only works out at the gym when she really feels the need, explaining that she prefers to make sneaky swaps to up her exercise day-to-day.

"Honestly, I work out only when I have to," she told harpersbazaar.co.uk. "My body responds to exercise very fast and so I don't need too long to tone up or acquire the shape I want. I feel the need go to the gym but I work 15-hour days and when I'm finished I'm tired. But I try to be active in my everyday life, for example, I take the stairs instead of the elevators."

So we’re following the Indian beauty’s advice and cheating our way to a summer body. Obviously it’s important to get a proper sweat on a few times a week, but on your days off make like Priyanka and ditch elevators and escalators in favour of the humble stairs.

Also get off the bus, tube or tram one stop early on the way to and from work to get in an extra 10 minutes or so of walking. Or if you drive to work, simply park the car slightly further away than you normally would.

Used to driving anywhere, even your local high street? Give your fuel tank a rest and take a walk to the shops. Not only is this beneficial for your waistline, but it’s better for the environment too.

And our favourite way to sneak exercise in is to work out in front of the TV. If you were planning an Orange Is the New Black binge watching session then simply grab some dumbbells or a kettlebell and make the most out of your time in front of Taylor Schilling and co.

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