01/6Weight loss: Household chores that can help you burn calories
Losing weight is no cakewalk. And sweating out in the gym is not everyone’s cup of tea. Also, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s best to stay home and not go out until necessary.
So, if you are a busy housewife or someone who doesn’t get much time to workout, here is how you can still do some basic workout at home and burn calories. Here is a list of some ultimate household chores that will help you lose fat and especially belly fat.
02/6Household chores to lose weight
As per studies, engaging in 11-12 hours of simple household chores, done at a moderate pace can help you drop a dress size and burn up to 2300 calories a week. With this calculation, you can lose up to 1 kilo every month!
You can combine this with the right kind of diet and daily exercise to speed up your weight loss journey.
Performing daily household chores will not just save you some money but will also help you burn those extra calories. Mopping is a great way to engage your core, arms and leg muscles. Mopping in the back and forth motion helps you strengthen your back and shoulder and gives your belly a nice stretch.
To get the best results, avoid using mopping sticks and mop by going down on your hands and knees to get the best results. Mopping every day for 10-15 minutes can give you results equivalent to any Zumba and aerobics class.
No one likes to do dusting as nobody likes breathing in the dust particles or let them sit on their skin and hair. But dusting is one household chore that engages your whole body including your belly and your core. You will often have to get up and down and move backwards and forward to do the dusting, which keeps the body active and moving, The repetitive movement helps one in staying fit and targeting the belly fat.
Washing clothes has proven to be another intensive exercise that engaged your legs, hands and core muscles at the same time. Pulling the clothes from the water, squeezing them and spreading them in the sun makes you move, bend and stand repetition.
06/6Cooking meals and washing dishes
Cooking your meals on your own is always a healthy option as it gives you control of the amount of butter, salt and other ingredients used in cooking. Cooking on your own helps you have healthy food and also relieves stress for some people. From finding things you need to chopping, stirring and sitting-standing all are a great workout that targets almost all the parts of your body, including your belly area.
Washing the dishes after cooking a healthy meal is a great exercise to move your body, although it mainly targets your arms and moves your belly area too.