To all the women out there who are practically terrified when the time for cleaning comes – there is a way to transform this task into something that is not actually that unpleasant. Combining cleaning and working out is possible. Read on and see for yourself. This can also be looked at as doing two things at the same time, which will reduce the time of implementation of each of them. It’s all in the way people perceive things. Focusing on the positive aspects of cleaning will make it much more bearable, and working out while doing it is the right perspective. Having a big imagination might also help in this situation. A little inventiveness is welcome as well. Boosting up your spirit is what’s required first.
Cleaning and Working-out Do Have Something in Common
Both working-out and cleaning are physical activities that also require making efforts on your part. It should be clear that these aren’t exactly tasks you can be finished with in just five minutes if you want visible results. Discipline is what will make you be strict when fulfilling them. So, they have more in common than you could think of. The right kind of incentive will lead to the positive effect you’re aiming for. With cleaning your home gets in shape, while with working-out your body is the one that’s being improved. Such similarities give you the opportunity to combine the two activities in question. Call it multitasking or an unusual approach, but the outcome will be one and the same – working out and cleaning can go together hand-in-hand. Now that we have the motivation, let’s get straight to cleaning before we lose it.
Combine Ironing with Dumbbell Lifting
Think of cleaning as a healthy way to get into shape instead of a tedious chore that has to be done anyway. Having that thought in mind will stimulate you during the process. For example, ironing can be combined with dumbbell lifting, the iron being the weight. You can change hands while ironing, and the more you iron, the better the result both for your body and for the items that are being ironed. Other than that, the steam from the iron can have a sauna effect on you. Why not iron everything you have now? After all, it’s for your own good – burning calories and in the meantime doing something useful.
Burn Calories While Vacuum Cleaning
Some vacuum cleaning won’t do you any harm. In fact, it is considered a very energy-consuming task to do because you’re constantly moving and carrying around the vacuum cleaner wherever you go. The harder it is, the better for burning redundant fats. Breaking a sweat is a good thing in this case. It means that you’re doing a great job in getting back into shape. But don’t forget to hoover properly meanwhile.
Squat Walk When Cleaning
The next suggestion might sound a little bit off the radar, but you can consider it anyway. Try involving squat walking into your exercising-cleaning routine. Judging by the burning pain in your muscles after making just a few squat walking steps, it must be a very efficient way to burn fats. This can be applied while you’re cleaning under the furniture with a cloth or while moving between objects that need to be cleaned. Simple squats when cleaning the windows will also lead to burning calories.
Turn some music on to get in a cleaning mood faster. A rhythmic one will be most suitable since it will naturally make you move along with the sound you hear. As you can see, there are ways to turn cleaning into a kind of physical practice. You just have to be motivated enough.