Stay in shape with the cleaners! How many of you at this time, either waiting for summer or for getting back in shape after the Easter or Christmas dinners, spent time in the gym to regain their healthy weight?
Perhaps you have never thought about it, the best gym is the one you attend every day and in which you spend part of your time: your home!
Every household activity we do at home when we have to tidy up or do the cleaning causes our body to burn several calories.
Calorie consumption during household chores varies depending on the type of work we do and the time we spend doing it.
Generally speaking, a light effort will consume around 170 calories an hour, while cleaning with moderate effort will increase calorie consumption by up to about 240 calories.
But let’s see it in more detail!
Wash the dishes
This is the most profitable activity in terms of calorie consumption, 560! In fact, washing dishes and glass for 15 minutes allows you to stretch your back and stretch your legs and as a physical activity is equivalent to a swim of 2500m.
Pass the vacuum cleaner
It is estimated that about 10 minutes spent vacuuming, they burn us up to 50 calories. This work can also help to tone the leg muscles if we associate lunges back and forth. Try to think now how many floors, rugs and doormats you can have at home.
It will probably take you more than 10 minutes! Is it not therefore an ideal exercise both for you and for your home?
Another activity that is very profitable in terms of calorie consumption is ironing!
Consider that an hour of activity allows you to consume 150 calories that will surely become many more if you have children at home! For once, maybe you will be able to look at those mountains of freshly washed clothes with different eyes!
And above all, don’t forget to pay attention to the position you take to avoid straining your neck and back!
To wash floors
If the work is carried out for 30 minutes, you can lose up to 133 calories; standing we can also keep the knees slightly bent so we can tone the thighs and buttocks;
If we alternate with the arms, they also tone up!
Clean the bathroom and wash the windows
You were certainly waiting for it even though you hoped not to see this point!
But cleaning the bathroom together with dish washing is another activity among the best to stay in shape.
This is because it generally involves more activities and a myriad of movements to reach every corner of your room.
You can burn about 300 calories in an hour of activity, to which you can add another 150 just for washing the windows of the house !!
Finally there are secondary activities such as tidying up the house, thanks to which we can take advantage of the time to make “push-up” for legs and buttocks; cooking, which becomes of help especially if we knead by hand and if we do not allow ourselves to taste it.
Thanks to all this information, house cleaning will take on new meaning.