The Lazy Girl's Guide to Slimming Down Without Hitting the Gym

It's hard to find the time (and energy) to work out. And there's something about sitting at a desk day in and day out that makes me feel even less motivated. Sure, I walk to and from the subway and climb my friends' fifth-floor walk-ups, but after nine desk-bound hours (and more snacks than I'd care to admit), it feels impossible to make it to the gym. In fact, a report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine says the benefits of exercise can be stunted if you spent the rest of your day sitting still.

So how can we put in the required amount of work at the office while also achieving and maintaining our wellness goals? I asked that very question to a few fitness experts. Shockingly, their answers were not as daunting as I expected. It is possible to boost your metabolism at your desk, and you don't have to be a workout fiend to do it. Keep reading for your new favorite lazy-girl tips.

For more easy-to-follow tips, read about how I completely changed my body in just three months.