Cleaning Away Calories

February 19, 2016 by Kenmore


Having a clean home is just as important as staying fit and active. But to most, achieving both can seem like a stretch. What if we knew a few tricks that could blend both cleaning and working out together? Well buckle up because you’re in for a surprise.

Cleaning obviously has to start somewhere. So why not just do a few calorie-burning workouts beforehand? These videos show how easy it is to burn a lot of calories in as little as twenty minutes.

Burpees, lunges, mountain climbers, and lateral hops; four great exercises when you need a quick workout. All are high intensity, which means you’ll burn more calories without taking much time to do. By doing three sets of ten, three times a week; your weekly calorie count can drop significantly.

Another timesaving high intensity workout is kickboxing. Get your heart racing and your calories dropping as you battle against giant, imaginary dust bunnies.

If your house is already clean and free (thanks to your Kenmore products), you and a friend can do the workout below by using a piece of paper to act as a punching bag.

Like mentioned before, there might be times where you have to rush to get the house clean but also still want to sweat out some calories. Well, the good news is that you can blend your workouts and chores together.

How about doing some lunges while vacuuming your living room? Or, you can make it more of an aerobic type experience by timing how long it takes to clean the kitchen, and try to beat your time every week.

Might sound crazy, but after you give it a go, we promise you will feel your muscles working, too.

And whoever said there’s no light at the end of the tunnel after working out? Not us. Which is why you should always end your workouts with a blended fruit smoothie or an awesome energy bar. Making a ‘powered bar’ is actually pretty easy. By using rolled oats (which are loaded with antioxidants) and peanut butter, you’re combining two super foods into a delicious bar that will keep you moving so you can finish cleaning your home.

Now that you’ve seen some interesting ways to knock out two activities at once, go ahead and challenge yourself to a calorie-burning workout that also helps you clean. Be sure to always stretch beforehand, and don’t forget to make a delicious snack to keep you fueled for the rest of the day.


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