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Do you consider "house work" exercising?

I have read that house work can be a good way to get exercise especially if you put some extra physical movement in with your cleaning!


Asked by marchar2002 at 10:49 AM on Aug. 12, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Heck yes!!! I most def break a sweat and am moving and usually dancing while I'm at it.....any form of movement to me is exercise LOL

    Answer by Ficaficaface at 10:52 AM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • NO! It's activity, but so is walking to the fridge...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:52 AM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Yes...dr phil does as well! lol

    Answer by SunShineMoMM at 10:53 AM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Yes, I work up a sweat while I vacuum the entire house. Up & down the stairs cleaning and bringing laundry up & down is a form of exercise too. So it is better than no exercise at all. I laughed at a co-worker once that said she needed her cleaning lady to come on a specific day so she could go to the gym and wouldn't be in her way! LOL!


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:54 AM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Only cutting the grass lol

    Answer by BriHan06 at 10:56 AM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Sometimes I do. If it gets your heart rate up, it's doing something.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 10:57 AM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • oh yes..lifting laundry baskets and walking up two sets of stairs...big workout for me.

    Answer by shay1130 at 10:59 AM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • No I don't. Lol, yes most of the time I do get my heartrate up, and sweat while cleaning. But it does not even compare to how sweaty I get with like an aerobics class!

    Answer by mommy11260 at 11:13 AM on Aug. 12, 2010