I am telling you, one of the best workouts I have discovered is cleaning the house. I know, I know, but I HATE cleaning with a capital H ... but I recently discovered that part of the reason I hated it was all the work that was involved - lugging around the bathroom, scrubbing and scrubbing the floors and the tub... but I just realized, if you turn it into a workout, it's not so bad.
Remember Karate Kid? Do like Mr. Miyagi and wax on wax off. Set a certain number of repitions for yourself as you hand wash the floor. Carry those buckets of dirty water outdoors to toss them (or okay, environment and soap - down the toilet I guess). But most important, lift that vacuum! Get an attachment to your vaccuum and go for all those hard to reach corners. You'll be fit and clean in no time!
(Note: Be sure to wear your Ipod and some workout clothes, otherwise you might think you're just cleaning - not working out).
Yes, cleaning a house is a great workout. Good point and a positive point.
I am sure the cleaning is better if you are already in shape.
However, cleaning a house will not get you in shape.
There is a difference.
You post does inspire me to clean more, rewards are two-fold. Clean house an healthy body.
Ipod is the way to go! And workout clothes! Get the sweat going house cleaners!
Its been known that cleaning house is a good workout and believe it or not, I enjoy cleaning (except scrubbing the tub), but wearing workout cloths and listening to my iPod is a whole new dimension. Thanks for the great idea!