Losing weight can be a challenging process. But, believe it or not, doing household chores that you do everyday can help you to see results. So, if you do not have time to go to the gym or get outside for a run, there’s no need to worry.
Let’s go over household chores that can help you lose weight.
Mopping not only gets your floors squeaky clean, but it engages your core, arms and leg muscles. When you are mopping back and forth, you are using muscles in your back and shoulders while stretching your belly. To give yourself an overall workout, change hands while you are mopping to exercise both your right and left sides.
Dusting is one of those pesky chores. Although it may not be fun to do, it engages your whole body including your core. Usually, you are getting up and down and moving backwards and forwards as you dust. Moving constantly helps your body to stay moving and active, helping you to burn extra calories. Again, change hands regularly for a more even workout.
When you are cooking your meals, you are usually walking around your kitchen, chopping foods, and grabbing supplies. All these movements engage your body, specifically your arms and legs. When you bend or squat to get something from lower cupboards and drawers, keep your back straight and use your legs. You can give the entire side of your body a good stretch when reaching up for something in higher cupboards.
After you have had your meal, it is possible that the last thing you want to do is the dishes. However, doing the dishes targets your arms, shoulders, and back. To get more out of the exercise, move only a few pieces at a time from the table to the counter. If you wash by hand, try to stand as straight as you can to avoid hunching over. If you use a dishwasher, grab a few items and squat down to place them on the lower tray.
To learn about more healthy eating habits to help you healthily lose weight, visit your nearest Herbal One Centre and speak to one of our nutrition counsellors.
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