As we dig into spring, you may start working on some spring cleaning projects. If you just rolled your eyes at the thought of collecting dust bunnies and dragging your winter clothes to the attic, here’s a look on the bright side: you can burn calories while spring cleaning! Seriously!
Ok, ok, you may not reach the calorie burn you achieve in your 1-hour cycling class but housework can be considered moderate exercise if you do it with some level of intensity. There are actually some fantastic health benefits to exercising in short 30-minute bursts rather than longer periods. We’re not saying you should skip the cycling class or your other regular exercise either, but as you’re shaping up for bathing suit season, a few ways to burn calories while spring cleaning isn’t a bad idea.
So just how many calories are we talking about? Here’s an estimate:
A terrific way to burn calories while spring cleaning is to add intensity and speed wherever possible. That means lunging, squatting and stretching during cleaning time, adding vigor to movements, stepping up the pace and even adding more steps to the process. Here are some tips to maximize the calorie burn while spring cleaning:
As you burn calories while spring cleaning, you’re getting a few added benefits too: a cleaner home, less allergens and a sense of satisfaction. With these tips to burn calories while spring cleaning, multi-tasking never looked so appealing! Happy Spring!!