3 Ways to Transform Household Chores Into a Workout

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Do you struggle to find enough time to exercise? With the demands of a busy life, it can be tricky to get to the gym as often as you’d like. Why not kill two birds with one stone and turn household chores that you’d have to do anyway into your next at-home workout?

Lunges While Vacuuming

Vacuuming is a great workout in and of itself and it burns around 190 calories per hour. However, to optimize this task even more, tense your core whilst vacuuming and do lunges as you push the vacuum backward and forward.

Calf Raises While Washing Dishes

Washing the dishes may feel like a fairly static task, however, it’s a fantastic time to work your calf muscles. Stand with your legs hip-width apart, before raising yourself up onto your tiptoes. Hold for at least five seconds, before lowering yourself back down with control. Repeat until all those dishes are squeaky clean!

Squats While Tidying

Tidying often involves a lot of bending down to pick things up, especially if you have kids. Instead of bending your back, try squatting each time you need to retrieve something from the floor. Keep your back straight, bend your knees, and sink into a deep squat. Hold for 15 seconds and feel that burn before rising up again, LEGO in hand!