Feel better about your body and your house all at once. Yes, you now can have a clean house and a fit body. I have built you a workout plan for cleaning your house in a week that will get your upper, lower body and abdominals all in one week. You can burn more than 500 calories in an hour depending on your weight and height.
According to a new survey by the Discovery Channel, many of us find cleaning our homes ‘mentally therapeutic’ and say it helps us feel in control of our lives. The good news is that a clean house equals a fit person.
Cleaning the house now can be your workout for the day. Make sure to put a lot of effort into your cleaning and get the house polished, dusted, mopped and vacuumed. All these moves workout your arms, legs and abs. You won’t just building muscles but also working on your cardio as you go up and down the stairs, cut the grass in your lawn, and mop the floors. Bending and stretching, for example, when you make the bed, wash windows or do the laundry are good for toning thighs and improving flexibility.
Calories burnt in 1 hour*
This is approximately how many calories you can burn with just getting your house and lawn done. You may burn more calories than this depending on your height and weight. With a clean house comes a fit body and you can feel good about skipping the gym to get your house in order.
Walking at a moderate pace: 287, Vacuuming 193.7, Dusting 173.6, Scrubbing 66, Mowing the lawn, gardening, weeding 287.8, Mopping 193.7, Washing the car 234, Washing the windows 180.3, Painting the walls 133.2, Walking up & down stairs, moderate 516.3
CLEAN YOUR WAY FIT SCHEDULE
- Make beds
- Water plants
- Wipe down bathroom counters
- Empty dishwasher
- Chore of the day (below)
- Load dishwasher or wash dishes
- Wipe down kitchen counters
- Take out the trash
- Quick sweep or vacuum
- Spot clean kitchen floor with mop
- Clean up living room
Monday: Vacuum every inch of the house
Tuesday: Clean glass, mirrors and windows
Wednesday: Scrub toilets, shower and tubs, cut grass
Thursday: Mop the floors
Saturday: Swing Day
1st Wipe down all furniture and cabinets
2nd Scrub oven or turn on auto clean, scrub microwave and fridge
3rd Wipe down all walls, moldings and doors as well as spot paint
4th Spot clean upholstery, carpets and rugs
Make sure to clean for an hour or more and as your house is becoming more put together and clean you are becoming more fit and healthy. A clean house always makes people feel more like eating healthy, exercising more, and just feeling better about life. Stop leaving the house a mess and start cleaning it for your workout. Also stop feeling guilty you can’t make it to the gym because you cleaned the house.
NOTE: If you do have time to go to the gym you should add in more exercises to make sure to target any problem areas you want to work on.