Right now could be a good time to improve your exercise routine and mental state by viewing domestic duties as exercise! Honestly. Statistically, women have a head start on this tip and are generally more highly skilled than men, so guys, it might be time to pay your closest female as a personal trainer to teach you domestic duty mastery. The key idea here is to simply look at domestic duties differently. Nope, not a call to arms of all the lazy people in the household to proffer another excuse for lack of domestic activity, but a genuine all in, home exercise opportunity. By simply extending normal domestic duty actions you are already doing (or are about to learn), you can get way value out of every move you make.
It isn't entirely true that what you are wearing matters, but it's not untrue either. If you are dressed to exercise, it's the best gear to be doing house and yard work in and it will also motivate you to live up to the promise you have made yourself! Best not done in heels, guys.
Love this idea! We just moved into a new office and although we had some amazing removalists help us move 500 boxes up a flight of stairs we all pitched in too to take advantage of the exercise opportunity without completely destroying ourselves in the process. Maybe I'll just make a habit of walking a box up and down a day to stay 'mover fit'. Haha
Wednesday, 18 May 2022
12. Active avoidance! I find going out for a quick jog or gym session works pretty well!
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
11. Rake leaves if you have a lawn. It's as good as a fast walk, burning around 250 calories. Raking uses your core as it works to stabilize your body. People tend to rake on one side so if you can consciously change sides, do.
Thursday, 11 June 2015
Typical calorie count per 30 minutes of exercise:
Mopping: 132 calories
Mowing: 162 calories
Painting: 138 calories
Vacuuming: 150 calories
Washing the car: 132 calories
Watering plants: 120 calories
Light gardening: 118 calories
Cleaning: 86 calories
Washing dishes: 77 calories
Ironing: 77 calories
Every single household chore can be exaggerated to give yourself more of a fitness boost as you integrate squats, lunges, stretches, sit-ups and dips into your daily chores.