is doing household chores a form of exercise?

Philippines
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?
4 responses
@missybear (11393)
• United States
16 Dec 08
I'm sure it's some form of exercise, but i don't think it burns a lot of calories like walking and going to the gym.
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• Philippines
17 Dec 08
maybe it depends on the load of the chores you're into. but of course going to the gym and walking will burn a lot of calories. thanks for responding.
@JenInTN (27547)
• 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!
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• Philippines
16 Dec 08
yeah you're right. thanks for sharing your thoughts. keep posting.
@tutul0045 (2630)
• India
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
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• Philippines
16 Dec 08
thanks for sharing your thoughts tutul. this really help me find the answer to my question. keep posting.
• India
17 Dec 08
Heehee.. I have read somewhere that household chores are excellent for shedding pounds. Around 30 minutes of hard household work per day will keep you slim and happy. It works for me. Cheers and happy Mylotting
• Philippines
17 Dec 08
that sounds great, i will do more household chores to make me slim. thanks for sharing. keep posting.