Saturday, June 6, 2015

How to Lose Weight Burning Calories While Doing your Household Chores

Anyone can save money and lose weight naturally by burning calories while doing their Housework. Did you know - you can burn even more calories by walking back and forth between these chores.
Everyone has to clean their home at least once a week, right? Well with vacuuming, dusting and washing the floors you are losing weight.  Many of us do it daily as it is easier doing a bit at a time.  If you are overweight then this is the ideal and natural way to lose weight, without it costing you a cent for all those weight reduction schemes that often cost you money and nothing else.
A big part of any weight loss idea is burning calories. Therefore why not make your everyday household chores work towards your weight loss.  It is simple when you think about it an important part of losing weight is being more.  I know, house cleaning is boring I hear you say.  No, not if you do it to music.  Instead of dragging your feet from one room to the other with the vacuum cleaner, put on some lively music and jig around using all those lazy muscles that badly need exercise.
Less Surgical reconstructions
Not only will you reduce weight, it will help keep your body healthier reducing the risk of having expensive surgical knee and hip reconstructions.
Washing the dishes
Forget the dish washer wash the dishes by hand and instead of drying a pile of things and putting them in the cupboard all at once. Dry one at a time and try walking sideways put each article away and walk back to the sink and get another. Side stepping movements are good exercises for the muscles and you are burning calories in the process.
Washing the windows
Oh Yuk, I cannot clean windows if you paid me. They end up looking worse than before I started. But nevertheless they need to be done and remember that as you do them you are burning those very important calories and exercising your arms and shoulders.

Washing and Vacuuming the floors
Whether you sweep or vacuum your floors it will make no difference because you are still burning calories. What you need is to put more moving action into this job. If you work with music can jig about as you drag the mop, vacuum or broom across the floors. You can even enjoy this horrible chore for a change instead of dreading it.
When washing your kitchen tiles get down on your hands and knees and give the tiles a real good scrub. Quite often we never see the small marks and stains on our kitchen and bathroom tiles, they will be filthier than you thought.  This is your chance to burn up more calories and give your body more exercise.
Cleaning your Carpets
Why pay someone to clean your carpets when you can do it yourself and lose weight at the same time.  Modern carpet cleaners will save you money and easier to use these days.  Forget about it being hard work your bodies will appreciate the extra exercise.
Hanging out your washing
I know it is cold outside during the winter months and hot in the summer. Although instead of throwing all that washing into the dryer, make yourself walk outside and hang your washing on the clothes line. Your body will love you for exercising your whole back as you bend up and down with each item. So how can that be a bad thing, it isn’t. Even folding the washing is still burning a few more calories.
Collecting the mail
Do not walk to the mail box and straight back inside.  Stop to look at your garden.  Are there any dead flower heads that need picking off? Do this and they will produce a more prolific display of blooms in your garden.  Bend down and pull out a few weeds, by doing a few each day it will prevent doing a big backbreaking chore all at once and you will burn more calories.
Other ways to reduce Weight
Walking and Stairs
Walk with a friend. I understand how you may not feel safe going for a walk on our streets these days. If you have this problem, then why not walk around your own back yard.  Or look around your home and see if you have a few steps or a staircase to climb a few times a day this will help too. There are so many different ways to exercise without costing you anything.
Healthy diet
I know this is a calorie burning article.  If you eat lots of chocolates, pastries, and high calorie foods then you are defeating the purpose.  So remember to eat healthy at the same time as burning those calories and you will definitely see a difference in reducing your weight.
No you do not have to stop eating some of those things, just reduce the intake quantity by using common sense and eat healthier fresh vegetables grown in your own garden.

This is another great way to workout, by digging up a small patch in your yard and plant healthy greens, like broccoli, peas, beans cucumbers and zucchini.  Grow your own and reduce the risk of eating harmful chemicals used on many fruits and vegetables sold in the supermarkets.
By spending ten minutes each week pulling out a few weeds and picking your wonderful produce you have not only burnt more calories you will enjoy eating your own fresh vegetables, eating healthier.
Mowing the lawns and walking the dog will also burn calories and I am sure the dog would really love you more for the effort. No matter what you do around your house, make a conscious effort to put more oomph into the job.  By now you must realize this will reduce weight and give your body the exercise it badly needs to keep your bones and muscles working better.
I know we do not realize how much our bodies need this exercise, when young.  Too often people sit about watching TV or sitting in front of the computer screen that their bodies do not get the needed movement to keep their bodies fit.  You see overweight people every day on the television, some of them can hardly walk because their weight is putting so much stress on their legs and feet.
We all need to take a hard look in the mirror and ask ourselves, am I doing enough exercise to keep my body active.  If the answer is no, (like me) then, how about making the effort before it is toooooo late. Your health will suffer. Can you afford to spend time off work through illness that you could have avoided?

Make yourself a promise, to put in the effort to help your body, now!


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