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02 November, 2014

Lose weight doing chores at home

Earlier when women did not go to gyms and workout, they did all household work themselves and remained fit and healthy. There were less gadgets, no household help and less diseases and ailments. Women worked in fields, did washing, cleaning, mopping, scrubbing, etc at home. How can these things make you fit and keep you in shape?
First and foremost understand how you gain weight and how you can lose it. It is no rocket science. If you have normal hormonal levels and no other disorder, your calories of food intake should be less than the number of calories you burn through your exercise or daily chores to lose weight. It is not true that only running on treadmill and going to gym can make you lose weight. If you are not a morning person, if jogging makes you too tired, if treadmill is too boring for you, you can still shed weight by doing household chores.

See below the calories you burn in doing the house work

Activity             For 15 min      1 Hour
Sweeping          39                   156
Mopping           43                   170
Washing dishes 22                   88
Vacuuming        43                  170
Putting away     26                   102
grocery
Carrying grocery  111              442
on 1st floor
Scrubbing floor      48              190
on knees
Ironing                   22               88
Making bed           17                68
Moving furniture     85              340
Watering plants        26             102
More activities as below


Sitting - playing with child(ren) - light, only active periods
26102
Standing - playing with child(ren) - light, only active periods
31122
Walk/run - playing with child(ren) - moderate, only active periods
51204
Walk/run - playing with child(ren) - vigorous, only active periods
68272
Carrying small children
34136
Child care: sitting/kneeling - dressing, bathing, grooming, feeding, occasional lifting of child-light effort, general
26102
Child care: standing - dressing, bathing, grooming, feeding, occasional lifting of child-light effort
34136
Elder care, disabled adult, only active periods
51204
Reclining with baby
934
Sit, playing with animals, light, only active periods
26102
Stand, playing with animals, light, only active periods
31122
Walk/run, playing with animals, light, only active periods
31122
Walk/run, playing with animals, moderate, only active periods
51204
Walk/run, playing with animals, vigorous, only active periods
68272
Standing - bathing dog
43170
By doing household work, you not only save the gym fee but also are more productive. Your home is well looked after and sparkling clean. You bond with your family and spend more time at home and as a result get a gorgeous body to flaunt. Talk more often on phone with your friends but keep walking as you talk on the phone.
So sweep the floor, mow the lawn, play with your dog or kids, cook for your family, paint the walls and get your best body ever.


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