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Let Housework Help You Keep Your Waistline In Check

by Chris Holden - February 17th, 2015.
Filed under: Health, Weight Loss.

In her Physical Education column for the New York Times, Gretchen Reynolds shares some information on the latest topics in the science of personal fitness. I found her article titled “What Housework Has To Do With Waistlines” particularly interesting because I am a stay at home mom who has to exercise to keep a toned body. Gretchen’s article is dated as February 27, 2013. However, this topic is one that will continue to be a trending issue, as long as we have stay at home spouses.

As more and more apps, computerized machines, and domestic services seek to make every day life simpler. People who work from home or are stay-at-home caregivers will have to make conscious efforts to fit an exercise mentality into their housework movements. The thing that makes housework so mentally grueling is the fact that it never ends. There is always something to clean or a thing to do. So instead of complaining about the lack of help we receive from our cohabitants, we might as well use it as motivation to keep our waistlines in check.

Zeca Oliveira agrees that we need to get over the sense of shame we feel about doing some things the old-fashioned way. For example: Plan towalk to the store from your house, instead of driving, just to get some exercise. Put on your workout clothes and an medium carry bag or backpack and get your errands done.

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