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You Can Lose Weight By Doing the Housework!

It may come as some surprise that it is actually possible to shed some weight just by doing the housework! That's right, although you need to be pretty vigorous about it to make it effective. Here's how.

Welcome back again to the blog that helps you to lose weight as naturally and easily as possible using a variety of clever and sometimes unusual tips and tricks. In this post, I want to look at a subject that tends to make people grimace and feel like switching off...

But it's actually one that can help you to shed that fat without doing anything other than you are already doing.

That is, of course, if you just so happen to be the one who has to do all the household chores! You see, you can turn it around and reduce your body's fat levels simply by doing all that housework!

The Secret of Domestic Exercise

lose weight doing houseworkHere is one of those amazing secrets of achieving a slim and fit body through partaking in some domestic activity that many people don't even realize exists. You may never look at sweeping that floor in quite the same way ever again!

That's right! Doing the housework is surprisingly good for you from the perspective that it makes your body work and increases your metabolic rate. And that burns up calories!

When you burn calories you set in motion the fat burning process that leads to that slender body you've been dreaming of. And if you can do that by taking what you used to see as a chore and turn it into a viable daily exercise routine--and let's face it is exactly what it is--then you set yourself up for some healthier days ahead!

So what is it with doing something as mundane as the housework that you can turn into an effective and regular exercise workout?

It's Vigorous Activity for Sure

The answer is actually pretty simple. Domestic chores, especially the ones you do standing up, require a lot of physical activity and that's what makes your muscles work hard to use energy.

Take some rousing, invigorating music and get on with doing your sweeping, mopping, vacuuming and cleaning to its rhythm. The trick is to really put your energy into each brush stroke, each swish of the mop or thrust of the vacuum cleaner, each rubbing motion with a cloth, etc.

You'll find you've soon become out of breath and be sweating profusely. Don't worry, because these are good signs that you're doing a good job of burning off the calories that will lead to you reducing your body fat levels.

And the beauty of this is that it's all by creating an exercise program out of doing something that you regularly do every day anyway. So how bad is that?

Move with Purpose

The major trick to making this work really effectively is in getting yourself into the place where you are making each move with a real purpose. That means making each sweep of the broom a purposeful one by putting extra energy into it and making it a true workout.

For instance, you could be thrusting back and forth with the vacuum cleaner to the rhythm of a favorite piece of music and say, do ten repetitions with your right arm, then change and do ten more with the left. Do you see how this can work?

It can work for just about any daily chore that you have to put anything approaching effort into.

Do you need to mow the lawn? Don't use a sit-on mower! Get the hand-push lawnmower out of the shed and put some effort into pushing it around the place to cut the grass instead!

Feel your muscles complaining at the extra work. And feel smug in that you know you're getting a huge benefit from it!

A Chore Becomes a Benefit

And just think of the many and obvious benefits that you can derive from this simple, combination of activities.

It's a great way to make a chore work for you instead of you working for the chore, do you not think? I certainly do and it really works for me!

So no more dreading the daily chores that used to really get me down. Those irritating activities that used to make me angry about all the precious time that was being wasted on doing something that didn't ever seem to be all that important.

Instead relish those physically challenging chores with gusto and enthusiasm!

Because they are toning up your muscles, improving your health and most importantly, helping you to do what you are reading this to learn how to do and that's to lose weight as easily and purposefully as possible!


Posted on Wed, Jul 22 2009 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments

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