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We'd never advise people against exercising, but here are a few tips (that don't require much effort) that will have you feeling healthier in no time!

Interested in shedding a few pounds without the exercise? Check out a quick tip guide to working it out only without the exercise.

Now of course, we’d never advise people to be totally against exercising, but here are a few tips (that don’t require much effort) that will have you feeling healthier in no time!

TAKE TWO ITEMS OUT OF YOUR HANDBAG

Experts say women often carry too much in their purse. Plop your bag on a scale; lugging more than 10 percent of your body weight can hurt your posture and leave you stiff and sore, says Marie Savard, M.D., coauthor of Ask Dr. Marie.

PLACE FRUIT IN A BOWL ON THE COUNTER

You’re more likely to reach for a healthy snack if it’s visible and convenient, research has found. So keep apples and oranges out where you can easily grab them.

DON’T FORGET TO USE THE LADIES’ ROOM

Extra pressure from the bladder can stress the urethra, making a woman more prone to urinary tract infections. Don’t stall when the urge strikes, says Dr. Savard.

TURN OFF THE TELEVISION DURING DINNER

People who do other things while they eat, whether it’s catching up on e-mail or watching TV, gobble 30 percent more food than those without distractions, one study found.

SMILE!

Grinning is a quick way to boost your mood. And research shows that the more you smile, the more you’re smiled at, lifting spirits even higher. SOURCE

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