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Housework Exercises to Try

Kill two birds with one stone by combining your spring cleaning tasks with your workout routine. Start with the following:

Wall scrubbing
You use a lot of muscles in your upper arms when you scrub, and you’ll use even more on a surface that requires reaching up, down and to the side. Just do one wall each time you clean, and be sure to switch arms half-way through. Source: SkinnyMs

Vacuum lunges
The forward and back motion of vacuuming is a great workout for your abdominal muscles (abs). Flex your muscles 1 at a time, beginning at your pelvis and moving into your upper abs, and keep them flexed for the entire duration of your vacuuming.

You burn approximately 190 calories per hour vacuuming. Increase the calories you burn by performing single leg lunges every 2 to 3 minutes. Take a large step forward with your right leg and lunge until your right knee is at a 90 degree angle. Hold the position for 3 to 10 seconds and then step back. Repeat with your left leg. Source: WikiHow

Bed tricep dips
Sneak in some arm toning while you make your bed by doing triceps dips off the edge. Sit on the edge of the bed and place your hands next to you, fingers forward. Scoot your seat off the bed until you’re only supported by your arms and feet. The farther your feet are from the bed, the harder this move is. Lower down slowly, being careful not to let your elbows flare out to the sides, and then push back up.

Form tip: Resist the urge to climb back in. Source: Shape

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