22/09/2017 8:02 PM AEST | Updated 22/09/2017 8:03 PM AEST

10 Ways To Fit 30 Minutes Of Exercise Into A Busy Day

With hectic modern lifestyles, it can be hard to muster the energy to get to the gym at the end of the day, especially as collapsing on the sofa seems so much more appealing.

But you needn’t slog away for hours at the gym, it turns out that just 30 minutes of exercise, five days per week could be hugely beneficial to our health. 

While that might seem like a tall order, those 30 minutes don’t have to be sweating it out in the gym, it could include a walk or some gardening. 

According to the World Health Organisation, in adults aged 18-64, physical activity includes leisure time physical activity, transportation (e.g. walking or cycling), occupational (i.e. work), household chores, play, games, sports or planned exercise, in the context of daily, family, and community activities. 

So here are 10 easy ways to get your 30-minute exercise fit into even the busiest day.