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4 Fun Ways to Turn Cleaning into a Workout

Published 6 years ago

Home cleaning is among the most bothersome and time-consuming chores you have to address. Unfortunately, it is also a needed one, so there is no getting around it.

There is one way you can make cleaning more interesting and that is turning it into a workout. Apart from keeping the environment inside your home in a clean and sanitised state, it is also good as it makes you burn some calories. If you enjoy an active life and often visit the gym, you may be thrilled to learn that you can in fact introduce some workout elements to spice up your house cleaning routine . Here are few ways you can do that:

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1) Turn up the music

1) Turn up the music

Playing a fast paced music in the background as you clean is a great way to deal with the job. The benefits of this are twofold: on one hand you will find that it is easy to get the job done, as it relaxes your mind and keeps it off the fact how difficult and boring cleaning actually is. One the other hand, music presents the best opportunity for dancing and dancing is in turn a way to burn some extra calories. It is a great workout to dance as you are engaged in carpet cleaning, or armed with a duster. Workouts are all about moving, and playing music is a fine way to encourage this.

2) Increase the pace

2) Increase the pace

A good number of cleaning chores require physical activity, but if you just leisurely stroll around and get on with them, you won’t achieve much. The goal of every workout is to up the pace and make you feel the burn as you do physical exercise. That is why it is wise to get dusting and vacuuming real quickly, which is a great cardio. Of course, if you still wish to be successful on the cleaning part, don’t rush the task too quickly as to become ineffective at them. Find a balance and implement it in your home cleaning routine.

3) Add weights

3) Add weights

Lifting weights is what makes part of every workout. Some would argue that this element is present with home cleaning too, and they are right to some extent. After all, moving all that furniture during your carpet cleaning rounds is necessary. However, why don’t you take it up a notch and wear ankle and wrist weights during your rounds? That ought to make things a lot more interesting and challenging! Keep in mind this will increase the difficulty of the task, so don’t forget to take regular breaks.

4) Work against a timer

4) Work against a timer

There is nothing better to improve your motivation than implementing a timer in your cleaning routine. It will make you work faster, thus improving the results of your workout cleaning round. Set realistic times for every domestic cleaning chore and work to beat that.

Follow these 4 simple steps and you will be able to easily turn cleaning into a workout. Stay fit and live an active, healthy life by keeping your cleaning chores in mind.

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Olivia Green

Hi there! I live in London and I am keen on everything home design. I also enjoy exploring the works of art of creative people and thus get inspiration myself. I can spend days stuck indoors, reading books and magazines about art and home decor, completely unaware of the time passing.

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