Weight Loss

15 Amazing Ways To Lose Weight While Doing Household Chores

14. Caring your pet Caring for pets can be a good way to lose some weight. Feeding, bathing, and walking them can be physically involving. There… Simi - January 23, 2018

14. Caring your pet

Caring for pets can be a good way to lose some weight. Feeding, bathing, and walking them can be physically involving. There are many people who have reached their fitness goals by using their pets. Dogs have specifically been recognized as good companions during weight loss programs. Carrying a pet like a dog requires to use the muscles in your arms. During bathing time carry your dog. This activity ensures that the muscles will be toned.

Researchers at Michigan State University found that dog owners reach their fitness goals faster than those who don’t have them. The study determined that dog owners are 34% more likely to get fit. This is after 150 minutes of walking per week with their dogs. Furthermore, the study established that dog owners have a good health and fitness levels. This applied to those who had puppies. Taking a puppy for a walk increased physical activity by 69%.

In another related study at the University of Michigan, they also found that puppies are good companions when walking. Walking with a puppy led to a 28% increase in the walking speed. There was only a 4% increase in speed when walking with a fellow human being. Speed is important when walking. When you have more speed, you can lose more calories. You can reach the optimum level of exercise quicker as well.

Apart from speed, distance covered is also important. If you cover more distance, it means you will burn more calories. This will help you achieve your fitness plans. In addition, dog owners are most likely to stick to their fitness plans. Dog-owning families have been known to have fitness plans for the whole family. If there are children in the family, they are bound to take the dogs for a walk. This enables them to lose calories. They become fit in that process. 

15. General maintenance of the house items

The home needs to have general maintenance work to be done frequently. There are several maintenance jobs that can keep your heart pumping. Doing swimming pool maintenance needs a lot of energy. Carrying the chemicals such as tins of chlorine can test your arm muscles. When applying chlorine make sure that you carry that heavy tin of chemicals around the swimming pool. This will help your muscles to become physically fit.

Cleaning a swimming pool also needs to brush the inside of the pool. It will mean using your hands and arms when brushing. This activity helps your muscles in the arms to get strong. There are other activities that can be done such as scraping off the old paint in the swimming pool. This is good for the triceps muscles and you will burn more calories. After scrapping off, you will need to repaint. The more work you do helps in reducing weight.

Gutter cleaning is another home maintenance work that you can do. Carrying the heavy ladder for the cleaning job will help your arm muscles get toned. Climbing up the ladder will involve the legs. This will help you burn the calories and work your legs. Scraping out the dirty and old paint in the gutter means more calories will be burned. Even carrying the trash pile will mean using your energy which is good for weight loss.

Home appliances such as the fans, cookers, and broken doors require being fixed sometimes. This work needs to use your muscles to unscrew and screw the bolts. It may seem like a simple work but you will be using a lot of energy to achieve this. The biceps muscles can be taken to task by these small maintenance work. It will mean losing calories while performing these minor tasks.

 

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