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6 ways to be active this weekend.

Weekends are an ideal time to be active, without the stress of work. Here are 6 simple ideas to help you get moving during this weekend. These can be done alone, with friends or as a family activity.

1. Discover a new route on your bike. You can burn between 450-750 calories per hour of cycling as well as tone muscles and focus your mind. Cycling can be done alone or you can share the experience with others. Don't forget your helmet!

2. Walk your dog (or volunteer to take your neighbour’s dog for a walk if don’t have one). Get outside and let your dog take the lead on helping you get your daily exercise in. Dog walking is very sociable activity and can be shared with friends or family.

3. Carry out household chores. On average, you'll burn around 165 calories per hour of general household chores such as hoovering and cleaning. Maybe not the most fun of activities, but a great way to get that extra calorie burn.

4. Go bowling. According to research, during a three-game series, the average person walks more than half of a mile whist playing bowling. A great idea for a weekend activity with your friends or family.

5. Squat, crunch and lunge in the comfort of your own home. Don't let the bad winter weather stop you from exercising. Set yourself a 30-minute challenge of squats, crunches, press-ups. There are many YouTube videos that can help guide you through some easy to moderation routines. You can also challenge you family to take-part too!

6. Go spinning. This is a popular exercise class for a reason. It burn calories in this high-intensity cardio class, which is low impact on your body. Spin classes are very good fun and the music helps you to be carried away in the exercise. It is also a great way to make new friends.

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