How To Get A Real Workout At Home While House Cleaning

by Paul


Hi Workout At Home Enthusiast,

I have found a great article for you if you don’t like to actually exercise.

This is a great fun workout at home to incorporate into your daily housekeeping routine.

Does brisk house cleaning count as a workout?

You have probably read the same articles that I have that say that doing stuff around the house does not count as a real workout but I think the article below will convince you otherwise.

You can have a clean home and be fit too.

MizzRene of the Discovery Health community has come up with creative ways for you to shed some pounds while cleaning your home.

She has suggestions as to how  you can  incorporate lunges lunges  squats and bodyweight exercises  in the laundry room or do lunches and crunges while in the kitchen…there is even a link to a video that shows you how to workout in your kitchen while using your stainless steele appliances…you have got to see the video…you wont believe it.

House Cleaning: Can it be Considered a Workout?

By MzzRene

Discovery Health Community

I don’t know about everyone else, but in my house I do the majority of the cleaning, and there’s three of us in the house.

I don’t have a very large house, but it’s big enough to where it’s easy for things to get out of place. Dust settles quickly, and our carpet is a lint/dust magnet. No body likes to clean the bathroom, so that leaves me.

Then there’s the bird cage which is supposed to be my daughter’s responsibility, but I don’t have the heart to let the poor thing starve or live in a dirty cage (it’s a parokeet named Monty).

And I spend anywhere from an hour to 2 1/2 hours of cleaning my house…usually when noone’s up or around to get in my way.

Often I work up a good sweat. I keep plenty of water on hand just to keep me from getting dehydrated because when I go on a cleaning spree, I don’t stop until the house smells April fresh.

So, I ask the question, “can house cleaning count as a workout?”

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SherrieAnn July 6, 2010 at 9:22 pm

You just need to clean house as fast as you can and this really works.

Paul August 27, 2010 at 7:44 am

I have tried working out while cleaning my house and have discovered that I really work up a sweat while vacuuming and mopping!