Why cleaning is fab for fitness

We might stock some of the best window cleaning equipment on the market at H & G Promotions but that doesn’t mean to say we like doing household chores. Our products make life easier for tasks around the house, but you still have to get stuck in and physically complete these chores, which can be tedious at the best of times.
Look at this from a different perspective and it might just make you feel a little better. Cleaning, gardening, washing windows and conservatories is actually good for you – remarkably, they’re a great way to burn excess calories!
Read these findings from a recent study and you’ll see what we mean.
Household Chores That Burn Calories:
Digging
Turn soil over in your garden for 30 minutes or so and you will burn up to 315 calories. Do this on a warm day and you’ll work up a sweat, which helps to remove toxins from the body. Digging is demanding, it uses the thigh and calf muscles, plus it’s good for your heart.
Painting and Decorating
Give your house a mini makeover and this is another way to improve fitness levels, or at least, have a quick, short-term workout. All that bending and stretching, climbing up and down ladders, lifting and carrying tins of paint, or rolls of paper, can burn up to 160 calories in a mere 30 minutes.
Making the Beds
Changing the sheets in the bedrooms at your property is also a good way of working out. Swap the sheets over, change duvet covers, slip new pillowcases on and within 30 minutes you can burn around 130 calories which isn’t bad, seen as you had to make the beds up anyway.
Washing Windows
You can even burn calories by washing the windows at home. Go around the property cleaning all glazed areas and this gives your upper body a workout, especially if use a telescopic, water-fed pole. Experts estimate you can work off around 125 calories if you have a large number of windows to clean at home.
Think of how fit you are getting when you carry out household chores at home. If you need cleaning equipment, ladders, or gardening tools to help you out with the tasks, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at H&G.