Yes, if done correctly, household chores can also be considered a form of exercise! Sweeping, mopping or vacuuming vigorously is a great way to work out your upper and lower body, and burns up to 240 calories per hour. Standing in place for 30 minutes burns 47 calories, and you can do this while doing the dishes, airing out the laundry or cleaning your fridge or pantry – all which engages more body parts than standing.
If you put thought into it, there are plenty of exercises you can do without leaving your home – and, it’s not limited to cardio workout or exercise videos. You don’t even have to spend money to get equipment to help you work out at home. All it takes is some creativity, a lot of discipline and perseverance to stay fit and healthy.
At the end of the day, it’s the small efforts that count towards a bigger goal. Whether it’s ten jumping jacks before you settle on the couch, choosing to go walking with a friend instead of staying in, or playing with your kids, find a way to get your body active and stick with the motivation that pushes you to move.