top
Welcome to How To Be Fit.com
Invest In Your Health And Fitness For Life
SITE INDEX | SEARCH OUR SITE
Facebook Twitter Blog
Team Howtobefit on Facebook Team Howtobefit on Twitter Team Beachbody Coach Blog on Wordpress
Beachbody On Demand
Daily Workout

Total Body With
Joel Freeman
Superfood Nutrition + Every Beachbody Workout + Upcoming Programs
The All-Access Beachbody On Demand and Shakeology Challenge Pack

Unlimited Streaming of Every Beachbody Workout for 1 Year - $199.00
Recipes, Advice,
Articles & More
Stream Workouts Shakeology Energize Recover Coaching Opportunity Enter to Win Best Deal
Connect With a Coach Today to Make 2017 Your Best Year Ever!
Team Beachbody Coach Rich Dafter
Rich Dafter
Coach, business owner, father, runner
Team Beachbody Coach George Penn
George Penn
Coach, entrepreneur, business owner, father
Team Beachbody Coach Jessica Watters
Jessica Watters
Coach, Pilates instructor, mother
Team Beachbody Coach Ayanna Penn
Ayanna Penn
Coach, entrepreneur, mother
Team Beachbody Coach Alexandria Garza Escobedo
Alexandria Garza
Coach, family doctor, mother
Team Beachbody Coach Edmalia Constanza
Edmalia Constanza
Coach, yoga and CIZE instructor and mother
Team Beachbody Coach Edmalia Constanza
Ric Terrell
Coach, business owner, father
    This Week's Featured Products and Solutions Click here to see our complete product line
Superfood Packed Shakeology - Try It Risk Free
Save up to $15.00
Try Shakeology
Risk Free On Home Direct
Your Health Is Worth Fighting For
Save over $110
Digital Core de Force and
Shakeology Challenge Pack
Annual All Access Beachbody On Demand and Shakeology Challenge Pack
Save over $75.00
All Access and
Shakeology Challenge Pack
21 Day Fix -What Will You Look Like 21 Days From Now
Save over $80.00
21 Day Fix and
Shakeology Challenge Pack
3 Week Yoga Retreat is Free on Beachbody On Demand
3 Week Yoga Retreat
Free
on Beachbody On Demand
Click here to see what's included in Beachbody Challenge Packs

Sweating the House Work(out)

By Mark Nelson
Click here for more great resources, tools and information from Team Beachbody to help you reach your health, fitness and lifestyle goals!


Being a domestic god or goddess isn't easy. You want windows that let all the sun in. Floors that gleam. Toilets that sparkle. But you still want to stay in bathing-suit shape for those days by the pool on Mount Olympus.

Woman Holding a Broom

So what do you do? Try the Housework Workout.

A recent British study revealed that the average Brit burned over 50,000 calories a year doing housework. That's equal to burning almost 15 pounds of fat.

Now, I'm not saying that housework should replace workouts. But if you take the right approach to keeping your house clean, you can really burn fat and tone muscle. And who doesn't want to do that?

So how do you start firming and cleaning? Before you work out, be sure to warm up to keep from pulling a muscle. Turn on some lively music to help you keep an upbeat pace. Take deep breaths to stay energized. And have your cleaning supplies ready to go.

The Housework Workout includes eight exercises that will help you get in shape from head to toe, while making your home look great. So let's start:

  1. Tone your triceps - shine your windows. Grab a towel, spray the window, and do 10 circles to the right, then 10 to the left. The more you put into it, the more you get out of it. Then use the same moves to polish your tables, countertops, and anything else that's gathering dust. Keep a brisk pace and you'll definitely feel the burn in your shoulders and triceps. (30 minutes = 107 calories)
  2. Work your thighs with a vacuum. But don't just vacuum - lunge! Tense your muscles as far as you can while pushing the vacuum back and forth. As you lunge, keep your toes pointed forward, and bend your knees. Go slowly so you'll get a good stretch, and you'll work the backs of your legs and buttocks. Vacuum your couches and pillows, and you'll really feel the burn. (60 minutes = 238 calories)
  3. Man IroningLift your iron for a curvier butt. While ironing, squeeze your butt cheeks together for 10 seconds. Do this 10 times every couple of minutes, and you'll notice a difference in your muscle tone. Your bottom will hold in a semi-flexed position for up to 20 minutes after working the muscle. And don't forget to flex and stretch your shoulders and arms. (30 minutes = 80 calories)
  4. Get your thighs burning while cleaning clothes. Squat slowly as you pick up dirty laundry, while keeping your back straight and heels on the floor. Include one squat for every piece of laundry you put into the basket. And just watch your legs, buttocks, and thighs firm up. (15 minutes = 71 calories)
  5. Step up for clean shelves and great legs. Climb up and down a short stepladder (three or four steps) 10 times, alternating your feet. While you're up there, organize your shelves. By stepping up and working with your arms held high, you'll not only work out your legs, but your arms and shoulders, too. (60 minutes = 214 calories)
  6. Woman Dancing while Sweeping the FloorScrub your floors for sexy arms and abs. Drop the mop and get on your hands to scrub the floor. Cleaning your sink or bathroom by hand will also firm your arms and core. The harder you work, the better. And remember to push yourself by extending and exaggerating your arm movements. (60 minutes = 258 calories)
  7. Use that broom to work your shoulders and core. Don't vacuum the kitchen floor - sweep it. And get outside to sweep your patio, sidewalk, and driveway. When sweeping, be sure to work your obliques by pivoting at your waist. And when you bend down with the dust pan, do a few squats. Your thighs will thank you. (60 minutes = 272 calories)
  8. Make the bed for better upper-body tone. Take off the sheets, turn the mattress, pull the sheets straight, and plump those pillows - and you'll burn lots of calories. Stretch across the bed, and you'll also work your core and upper back. (30 minutes = 68 calories)

Add extra moves to burn more calories.

Woman in Rubber Gloves Flexing Her BicepWhen you're mopping and sweeping to your music, include the boxer's bounce - that rhythmic bobbing and weaving boxers do - to your tasks. You'll add strength training to your workout without using weights. You may also find yourself finishing each job in less time. And since you're adding moves, why not drop and do a few push-ups or crunches? All this can really make a difference by helping you burn fat and add muscle.

Aim to burn 500 calories per day.

If you can do that each day, you'll burn a pound of fat per week. Of course, don't forget that you're burning calories when you walk the dog (30 minutes = 150 calories), go shopping (30 minutes = 122 calories), and the list goes on.

Whatever you do, the idea is to set a fast pace, and look for ways to add resistance to each move. When you do, you'll become a calorie-burning machine.

As helpful as it is, the Housework Workout won't replace a good Beachbody® workout. But by making simple changes to your housekeeping routine, you can achieve sensational weight loss results. Your house will be cleaner than ever. And that can only elevate your status as a domestic god or goddess.

The mission of Team Beachbody is to motivate you and to educate you about health, fitness and nutrition and the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Click here to learn more.


back to top
Become a Team Beachbody Coach and Help Change People's Lives
SAVE 10% ON GETTING FIT
Click here to SAVE 10%
on every Beachbody product that you purchase!
ENTER THE CHALLENGE
Click here to enter
The Beachbody Challenge
with your chance to
win $500.00!
MOST POPULAR LINKS
Beachbody On Demand and Shakeology Challenge Pack
Stream Beachbody videos for just $2.99 a week
Shakeology on Home Direct
Superfood Shakeology
$2.00 shipping on Home Direct

» Workout Programs
» Nutritional Supplements
» This Weeks's Best Deals
» Free Personal Coaching
» Stream 100's of Workouts
» Enter the Challenge
» Watch Product Videos
» Weekly Meal Planner
» The Weekly Newsletter
» Team Beachbody Tutorial
HOTTEST SELLING DVDS
» 22 Minute Hard Corps
» Hammer and Chisel
» CIZE
» 21 Day Fix
» 21 Day Fix Extreme
» PiYo
» Insanity Max:30
» Body Beast
» Focus T25
» P90
» P90X3
» Insanity
» TurboFire
» 10 Minute Trainer
» P90X2
» P90X
» Asylum
» Brazil Butt Lift
BEST SELLING NUTRITIONALS
» Shakeology
» 3 Day Refresh
» Ultimate Reset
FITNESS TOOLS
» Body Fat Calculator
» Body Mass Calculator
» Caloric Needs Calculator
» Calories Burned Calculator
INDEX OF RESOURCES
» Aerobic Exercise
» Bicycling
» Fat Burning
» Fitness
» Flexibility
» Health
» Heart Rate Training
» Kid's Fitness
» Motivation
» Nutrition
» Outdoor Fitness
» Over 40 Fitness
» Running
» Swimming
» Synergy Fitness
» Walking
» Weight Loss
» Weight Training
GET TO KNOW US
» About Howtobefit.com
» Contact Us

How To Be Fit Site Index

RESOURCES
» Beachbody On Demand
» Workout Programs
» Nutritional Supplements
» Get Fit Faster
» Free Personal Coaching
» Read Our Blog
» Join the SuperGym for Free
» Join the Club
» Get Paid to Be Fit
» Enter the Challenge
» Watch Success Stories
» Watch Product Videos
» Watch Workout Tips Videos
» Watch Healthy Eating Videos
» Weekly Meal Planner
» Get Nutrition Tips
» Get Fitness Tips
» Team Beachbody Tutorial
» SuperGym Tutorial
INDEX OF ARTICLES
» Aerobic Exercise
» Bicycling
» Fat Burning
» Fitness
» Flexibility, Yoga & Massage
» Health
» Heart Rate Training
» Kid's Fitness
» Motivation
» Nutrition
» Outdoor Fitness
» Over 40 Fitness
» Running
» Swimming
» Synergy Fitness
» Walking
» Weight Loss
» Weight Training
FITNESS TOOLS
» Body Fat Calculator
» Body Mass Calculator
» Caloric Needs Calculator
» Calories Burned Calculator


GET TO KNOW US
» Head Coach Rich Dafter
» About Howtobefit.com
» Howtobefit on Facebook
» Howtobefit on Twitter
» Contact Us
JOIN OUR TEAM
Team Beachbody Coach
and Business Membership
If you want to help people as they join you in getting healthier and fitter and a 25% discount on all Team Beachbody products, then the business membership is for you. Get healthier and fitter and earn extra or full time income.
Just $39.95 to sign up
and then $15.95 a month

that's less than $ .53 a day.
Click Here to Learn More
SAVE 10% ON GETTING FIT
Click here to SAVE 10%
on every Beachbody product you purchase!
ENTER THE CHALLENGE
Click Here to Enter
The Beachbody Challenge
with your chance to
Win $500.00!
back to top
© 2017 Howtobefit.com  -  Join for Free -  Join The Club  -  Business Opportunity  -  Shop  -  Earnings Statement  -  About   -  Contact  -  Home