When you are a busy parent or have so many chores at home, it is impossible to exercise regularly at the gym. Most housewives can’t afford the luxury to have time for a daily workout. But, according to experts, you can lose the equal amount of calories while taking care of your home.
‘’A new study from McMaster University in Canada has found that domestic duties that keep you active are just as good as gym workouts. The study’s researchers tracked 130,000 people from 17 different countries. They found that keeping yourself busy with household chores for 150 minutes a week could reduce your risk of mortality by nearly 30%.’’ according to Mail Online.
We know that this is a never-ending and thankless job, but it is important to make most of it. If you do it in the right posture and correctly your housework can tone muscles. In this article, we will show you how to incorporate few moves into your activities.
Without further ado, let’s dive in.
Chores Into Workout
In this article, we will show you how to incorporate few moves into your activities, which will turn chores into a workout.
Using the heavy clothes to your advantage is an excellent way to do some workout. Nobody likes to do it, but this way you will be able to get that perfect body you have always wanted. Laundry tossing will help you to develop the strong hip region, low back, and the abdominal muscles.
Grab and pick up your laundry basket when squatting down, making sure you lift with your legs. When putting the basket back to the ground, do the same thing in reverse. Repeat this at least ten times once you get to the washing machine and before you leave the room.
You can walk in a lunges postures while you are doing vacuum cleaning. The critical thing to remember is to keep your abs engaged, your back straight and knees directly above your ankles. You will feel some pressure in the glutes and thighs, and that’s how you will know that your exercise works.
This is an excellent workout for sculpting, strengthening, building muscles including the hamstrings, the buttocks (or gluteus maximus) as well as quadriceps.
Work On the Arm Muscles
When you are cleaning the dishwasher, try to work on the arm muscles. For every clean glass, you put away, do 3 biceps curls with each arm. With both hands hold the tray behind your neck and until both your arms are straight, bring it up then put it down to its previous position.
Try to do this exercise ten times.
Rake It All
Whether you are sweeping your floors or raking the leaves of your garden, you are doing a lot of physical activities. You just need to make sure that your movements are correct. The best exercise to work your torso and pulls your abdominal muscles and ligaments is while you are turning at sharp right angles, take long steady strokes.
You can use a mop because it does more work on the body, but if you prefer you can also use a cleaning cloth. Just make sure to do the movements both from left to right and vice versa.
Turn Gardening into a Workout
You can make your environment more beautiful and at the same time turn gardening into a fun exercise. It includes a number of activities such as cardiovascular workout, weightlifting, and stretching. Try to use as little tools as possible.
Use only what you need such as lawnmowers, trimmers, and manual clippers. Pushing a loaded wheelbarrow, mowing the lawn, heavy digging or pruning help in muscle building. When you are exercising in your garden, you need to be careful not to trip over your hose. That is why it is best to use a premium hose reels in different lengths so you can protect yourself from falling and injuring. You will also be protecting your beautiful garden.
Make a Circle
When cleaning the windows or scrubbing the glass doors, you need to make sweeping, long movements. Take long swipes from the bottom to the top and vice versa, squatting to reach the lower and higher spots. That will engage your lower body and give you a fantastic shoulder workout.
To increase strengthening of your arms, you can hold a bucket of water in your other hand.
The incredible way to work your whole body is by picking up the items on the table or floor by squatting. Do it deeply by bending the knees and keeping your back straight. This exercise trains the muscles buttock, hips, thighs, hamstrings, quadriceps, as well as strengthening the ligaments and bones.
Researchers said that women are spending almost two and a half hours tidying and cleaning up every day. So, you don’t need a gym because you have plenty opportunity to get a sufficient workout while doing your chores!