Forget the gym, the supermarket is the new place to workout

Published Tuesday, Jun 24 2014, 18:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Forget going to the gym to do your workout, the supermarket is the new go-to place for getting that beach body.

Yep, you can now burn calories while picking up a weekly food shop.

Shoppers who don't have time to visit the gym are multi-tasking by exercising during a trip to the supermarket.

Woman shopping in supermarket

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And it works! According to, you can burn a massive 800 calories during an average shop.

The shopping website has even come up with a routine to help you get involved with this latest workout craze.

Squats – bending to the bottom shelf
Instead of bending down to reach items on a lower shelf, sit back into a squat, which will burn 51 calories in 10 minutes.

Calf raises – reaching up to the top shelf
While reaching up to the top shelf, you should raise your calves - this will strengthen and tone your legs.

Arm curls – with tins
And when you're stocking up on baked beans, a few arms curls will improve your posture and tone up your arms.

Bum and abdominal clenches
The easiest and most discreet exercise - bum and abdominal clenches while you shop are also great for toning with minimal effort!

Arm rolls
Combat those bingo wings with a few arm rolls during your shop. Just make sure you don't hit another shopper while doing so!

Lunge – pushing the trolley
The humble shopping trolley is also a great calorie buster. Just pushing it for 40 minutes will burn 160 calories. But if you really want to tone up, performing lunges and leaning on your trolley can burn 317 calories!

Stocking up on food and shifting the pounds? We're putting on the gym gear and heading to Asda! Maybe... Would people stare at us if we did this?

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