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Wouldn’t it be great if you could stay the picture of health without being a slave to the gym or the latest diet fads, without even leaving the comfort of your own home? Many claim that housework could be the answer. Surely all those hours spent working the biceps with an iron must add up…
While doing the chores won’t get you to the next Olympic games, there is certainly truth in the claim that housework is good for your health. So next time you collapse on the sofa after a hard day’s graft, remember, your body will thank you for it later.
Recently, US sports scientist Nicole Keith found that having a well-ordered house could lead to having a top bod. She found that those that take pride in their homes are generally fitter than those that live in a messy, disordered environment. Read the Daily Mail article here
And it’s not just about fitness either. A study this year by the World Cancer Research Fund has shown that 45 minutes a day of moderate activity, such as vacuuming or walking the dog, could prevent more than 10,000 cases of breast and bowel cancer in Britain. See the full report here
The NHS recommends using household chores as a way to burn calories and keep in shape. In this article, fitness expert Nicki Waterman gives her top tips on how to turn your everyday household chores into a workout that will help you lose weight and tone up. She lists the ‘shelf-organising thigh buster’ and ‘vacuum cleaning lunges’ among the workouts you should try.
Why not give it a go – we’d love to hear how you get on.