For the #Fitspos out there, it must be difficult for you to keep your house clean when you’re busy at the gym and all that. This is how you can clock in a workout without leaving behind your chores
Did you know? 30 minutes of making beds can burn the same amount of calories as 12 minutes of jogging on the treadmill.
Here’s a SUPER workout, combining them both, to get even better results.
- Sit ups – while doing the laundry
Set up your station such that your basket of clean laundry that needs folding is behind you.
When lying down flat on your back, extend your hands backwards such that you can reach out and just about grab hold of a shirt from the pile.
Take one with both hands, and begin your sit-up.
While sitting up, fold the piece of clothing with as little movement as possible apart from your hands.
Put the folded article to one side and lie back down again.
Repeat, stretch back and grab for another piece.
Continue, until you’re done.
2. Hops – while sweeping the floor
Get some cardio in with hopping while you sweep the floor.
There’s no need to rush with the hopping, or sweeping, but just do it conscientiously without cheating. sweep a bit of an area with every hop, and you’ll be done in no time!
Swap legs in different rooms so you strengthen both sides and not get one giant leg.
3. Squats – while tidying up the rooms
Tidying up the house may include putting things that are left in the wrong places, back to where they belong.
An efficient way to organise this process, is by collecting all the items that are out of place from that room and putting them into a box.
By placing this box on the floor, you are forced to squat down and retrieve the items, before getting up to put them where they are supposed to be. If you’re up for a challenge, do 5 squats each time before you put the item back in its place!
4. Triceps, -not forgetting- doing the dishes in the kitchen
After washing the dirty dishes and pans, dry them, and train your triceps by lifting them up and down behind your head. Dip them back with your elbows bent past your neck, and raise them up again. Repeat this for 20 times, or adjust according to how many dirty plates you’ve just cleaned.