Exercises around the house can do more for your body than you think! Believe it or not, just doing traditional house chores can give your body an awesome workout.
Just ask the Portland Movers, picking and moving boxes all day will have your body muscular and fit! Sure, there are many options for easy workouts to do at home, but simply working around the house can keep you in shape as well!
Check out these exercises listed below to learn about which activities can be a house cleaning workout and do the most for you!
Moving Boxes or Furniture
As I said above, moving boxes is a huge workout! If you have been wanting to rearrange your house for awhile but can’t find the time, take a day to skip your workout and do all the heavy lifting yourself!
Just like with your deadlifts though, make sure to lift with your legs!
Lifting heavy boxes or furniture could burn more calories than deadlifts, believe it or not.
The fact that boxes and furniture are not easy to lift due to their angles and odd weight make your body work harder than lifting the same amount of weight in a conventional deadlift.
Obviously, you want to be very careful, but rearranging heavy items throughout your house will be an awesome workout for any athlete!
Mowing the Lawn with a Push Mower
Especially if you have a big backyard, leave the motorized lawn mower at home!
Okay, you can use the gas-powered lawnmower at least.
But, nothing you can ride on!
Spend 2 hours mowing your lawn outside and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about!
The motion of mowing your lawn isn’t all that different than pushing a prowler sled, and you’ll work the similar types of muscles from doing this for a few hours.
Of course, you won’t get the same anaerobic stimulus, but I think you know what I mean. Mowing your lawn without a riding mower is an excellent way to get a house chore done for the day, and burn an enormous number of calories!
Take the Dog for a Walk
Sounds arbitrary, but it’s definitely true!
Have you ever walked your dog until he/she is truly out of energy? Didn’t think so!
I’m guessing you just walk your normal block so that they go to the bathroom, and then head home.
Well, next time, go a little further!
See if you can outlast them!
It’s difficult, but you’ll easily get up near the recommended 10,000 steps per day.
You also will be happily relieved to see your dog calm at home, and not bouncing off the walls for once!
You don’t have to worry about time to pick up the house, and hit the gym every day. Some days, doing a little bit of extra home chores can be your workout!
Use these tips to help simplify your life a little!