Get your workout in the comfort of your home while you do your usual house chores. To get the full benefit out of your daily household workout routine, ensure that you do some stretching beforehand. Mopping, dusting, vacuuming and scrubbing are vigorous cardio exercises that are good for burning up to 150 calories an hour.
Tighten your tummy and core by squeezing in your stomach and oblique muscles as you sweep the floors. Keep your back straight, bring the broom bristles as far away as possible and pull in.
Picking up something from the floor
Pick items from the floor using forward lunges or squats. This will work out your legs, inner and outer thighs.
Raking or digging is a good form of weight training, which leads to burning of up to 200 calories in 30 minutes.
Give your car a good wash and, in the process, your legs and arms a great workout. Do a few calf raises to clean the roof, coupled with squats to clean the tyres. Using a cloth or sponge, wash the rest of the car using circular motions and alternating arms. You can save money on having it washed and burn up to 135 calories in 30 minutes.
Opt for the basket when grocery shopping and park further away from the store entrance. You will limit the unnecessary purchases and tone your arms at the same time. Avoid the trolley and carry your shopping bags to the car, ensuring the bags are evenly weighted or swap the bags around halfway.