If you do not have enough time to get to the gym and do not want to spend money buying equipment for exercise, you could burn many calories while doing your everyday chores. Experts recommend 30 such exercises every day, and the result will be a clean house but also weight loss.
Cleaning and weight loss
Because most people do not have enough time to get to the gym, you should keep in mind the following tips to lose weight and tone muscles as their home becomes cleaner.
1. Plan to work specific muscle groups on different days. One day use your arms more, another day the legs and so on until you exercise all muscle groups. Mondays, for example, you could do things that would involve using your arms more such as washing the tub, vacuuming, wiping dust of light bodies. Tuesday, you could practice the feet more through activities that involve the use of stairs or mowing the lawn. Doing such planning, you make sure all the muscle groups are working regularly.
2. Focus on the muscles. If you need to clean the kitchen sink, it is natural to focus on the process of cleaning, but when cleaning is regarded as a physical exercise you can also focus on muscle movements. This principle should apply to all household tasks.
3. Do not rush. Like many formal types of exercise and those in the household must be made wisely. When you start a new program of exercise, you should start slowly. Household work involves physical activity. Be aware of muscle pain and other symptoms that might indicate overworking the muscles. The muscles of healthy persons will strengthen gradually over time, allowing the physical activity to become more prolonged and intense.
Number of calories burned during activities in the household
– Cleaning floor with the mop – Every time you clean the bathroom or kitchen floor you strengthen and tone your shoulders and biceps muscles. If this will take half an hour, you will burn 112 calories. If you clean the floor on your knees with a brush or sponge, using your arms, you will burn more calories (approximately 200).
– Vacuuming – If you use the vacuum cleaner when you do this with one hand, you work only half of the body. For both arms to be used and fully trained, use them alternative to handle the cleaner. If you maintain a good posture while vacuuming the carpets, you will strengthen the abdominal muscles. Using the vacuum cleaner for half an hour helps burn approximately 90 calories.
– Washing dishes – Offer to wash the dishes after dinner, if you want to burn calories. In this way you can consume about 160 calories in half an hour. Loading the dishwasher, on the other hand burns about 105 calories during a half-hour. Because loading the dishwasher takes a relatively short period of time, cooking several dishes requiring the hands could be a more effective workout.