It’s Fit and Healthy Friday tip time.
Today’s Tip: Make Chores Fun
You can always find ways to burn extra calories by doing house and yard work. Let’s step outdoors for a moment and see what options we have to add a bit more exercise to our day. Do you have a garden or flower bed? Get in there and pull out weeds, hoe, dig, etc. What about that tall grass? Grab the lawn mower and start walking (and no the riding lawn mower doesn’t count). I took over mowing duties from hubby a few years ago and I love it. In the 45-60 minutes or more that it takes me, I burn over 700 calories. I would say that is a nice little workout.
Fall comes and you have tons of leaves that are going to cover your yard. Grab the rake and go to town. Then winter comes along and if you get snow, you’ll need a shovel because that is quite the workout. Be sure to use proper form when doing anything more strenuous and stay hydrated too.
Now let’s go indoors. Surely there can’t be anything inside that will burn some extra calories, you’re thinking but I have news for you, there is plenty you can do. Vacuuming , mopping, cleaning the tub/shower and even folding clothes will have you burning extra calories in no time. This may sound silly and some of my readers already know I do this but as I fold clothes, I put each piece of clothing away one at a time. I have to walk from the bed to the closet so it’s a few extra steps and calories burned. Everything counts so make it a point to be mindful of that.
Make your household chores work for you.