is doing household chores a form of exercise?
December 16, 2008 12:48am CST
i seldom exercise because i was thinking that doing the household chores is a form of exercise because you can sweat a lot by doing so. i'm curious about this, is doing household chores a form of exercise? any professionals or anybody here would like to comment on this?
• United States
16 Dec 08
I think housework is definately a form of exercise. Anything that you can do where your constantly moving helps in terms of exercise. I know when I get on a roll I'm wore out when I get finished.Especially if you have stairs in your home!
16 Dec 08
Hi belle, The answer to your question is Yes. Any physical activity is a form of exersixe. Doing house hold activities and if u like doing it then u r bound to get fit. There is a misconception that u got to go to gym to stay fit. Thing abt the time where there was no gym, no aerobics no fitness center but still people were healtheir than most of us. It was becox of most of them were hard morking and their work was done manually. Sweating is very important and doing things like avoiding elevators or cleaning clothes with hands ( not using washing machine ) etc will certianly help a person to reach his/ her desire fitness goal. I must add that brisk walking is another very good form of exersixe. Cheers, Tutul