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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Do Housework To Stay Fit

By Rui Ludovino

Whenever some of us hear the word exercise, we tend to run in the opposite direction. How many times have you had a gym membership and only ever showed up once or twice during the length of that membership? Isn't it a waste?

You would be surprised at how many people are in the same shoes as you are. Perhaps you enjoy exercising but simply do not have time to incorporate it into your daily regime. It may also be possible that you hate the effort that needs to be put forth in order to exercise effectively. The fact of the matter is, it is not necessary for you to hit the gym on a regular basis in order to get in shape. All you really need to do is keep your house clean.

Housework is one of those hidden gems of exercise that is far too often overlooked. A lot of us tend to spend our time sitting on the couch watching TV whenever we free time. If you get up and move around a little bit, even if you aren't exerting yourself enough to break a sweat, you are still going to see benefits. Keeping your house clean is an excellent way to burn some calories and to do so without having to formally go into an exercise routine. What are some of the best things that you can do around the home that will help you to get in shape?

There are several different things that you can do while you are doing your housework which will keep you in shape. Things such as vacuuming, dusting and washing dishes all are able to help you to burn additional calories from your body. Many of these things, however, are done while we are fairly sedentary so doing some deep cleaning is one of the best ways for you to realize benefits. The reason why this is the case is because whenever we are deep cleaning we are often lifting heavy boxes or perhaps bending and stooping in order to reach areas that are not usually touched. So, there is exercise in those movements.

Doing housework on a regular basis not only helps you to burn calories while you're doing it, it also helps you to relax in your home. Remember, being able to relax and destress from time to time is an important part of staying in shape. This is how cleaning your house can help you in a number of different ways to exercise effortlessly.

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