You are here

13 Things That Are Basically a Workout

Workouts are exhausting. They make you sweat. And sometimes they make you go uuuuugh. But you know what else does that? A lot of things (we're looking at you, subway stairs!). Here are 13 other scenarios that account for work, sweat, and fatigue—even when there are no printed leggings involved.

1. Opening a Pasta Jar


If we did 15 reps of pasta jars would we look this ripped? Probably.

2. Climbing Stairs

Running Stairs

It's like our brain knows the difference between the Stair Master and IRL stairs cause they hurt so. much. more.

3. Talking to Relatives

Talking to Relatives

Because just like a workout, our body needs some TLC after.

4. Reaching for Tupperware


It's part stretching for the tower of plastic, part cleaning up what falls down that leaves us sweaty every time.

5. Putting on that One Impossible Dress

Lady Gaga Bubbles

Because it leaves us gasping for air just like a HIIT workout.

6. Blowdrying Your Hair


It works the biceps, triceps, and your hair looks better after.

7. Watching 60 Minutes


The intensity on this show is so real, you'll sweat just by sitting on the couch. Just imagine if there's a treadmill involved.

8. Squeezing the Last of the Toothpaste


This is where your thumb gets to show off from all the screen-scrolling it's been doing.

9. Taking off Waterproof Makeup

Beyonce Makeup

The less Racoon-y your eyes, the more of a sweat you worked up.

10. Vacuuming

Vaccuum Hula

There is so much movement in this activity we're surprised Dyson hasn't opened its own boutique fitness studio.

11. Getting Ice Off Your Windshield


Kind of like Tae-Bo, but with a hat, down jacket, and an ice scraper.

12. Babysitting


The Fitbit doesn't lie—chasing around toddlers counts towards 10,000 steps.

13. Waiting at the DMV


It's like a marathon. For standing.


Add a comment