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10 Minutes a Day to Health and Hygiene

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Any dentist will tell you that it takes five minutes to properly brush your teeth [daddy was a dentist]. So while I brush, I do squats--little bouncy ones. Result: clean teeth [less desire to snack] and five minutes of exercise.

House cleaning counts as exercise. Vacuuming a room takes me about five minutes [moving furniture, putting it back, etc] So, every day I vacuum one room. Result: five more minutes of exercise. At the end of the week, the whole house is vacuumed.

Even if I only brush my teeth once a day and vacuum just one room a day, that's ten minutes of exercise--the minimum. Sneaky, eh?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOOKINGUP2012 1/24/2013 8:35AM

    Very creative exercise ideas : )

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EATVEGAN 1/24/2013 3:01AM

    Great ideas and they don't add to an already overburdened schedule.

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GRANDMABABA 1/23/2013 9:38PM

    It's great to get in a little extra. Thanks

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A-NEW-TARA 1/23/2013 7:53PM

    It's so true, with a little thinking it's easy to sneak in a little bit of exercise. Keep up the great work!

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JACKIE542 1/23/2013 7:01PM

    All great ideas,always can do some exercise. Thank you. emoticon

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GAYLLYNNE 1/23/2013 5:55PM

    Great idea! I can get in the brushing but vacuuming every day....hmmmm :)

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CATLADY52 1/23/2013 5:39PM

    I do push off in the corner of the kitchen. The other ideas are good too. emoticon emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 1/23/2013 3:44PM

    Not sneaky at all. I do squats while I do dishes & with 2 big dogs in the house I have to vacuum the entire house just about every day so I get a good hour in even if I do nothing else!
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PHEBESS 1/23/2013 2:57PM

    LOL - I've learned to do squats while washing dishes, so I totally understand!!! (Though I now do them in the shower. Because I want to get the exercise in, but I also want to travel and explore new places.)

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LYNNJ1976 1/23/2013 2:44PM

    Great ideas. emoticon

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OTEN36 1/23/2013 2:28PM

    great ideas

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EDITOR 1/23/2013 2:15PM

    You beat me to the punchline, sneaky!

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CHODGES83 1/23/2013 1:48PM

    Fantastic idea! I started getting up a bit earlier to get in a 10min st session; if I add 5more minutes while brushing my teeth that would be awesome!

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JAYMELYNN5 1/23/2013 1:39PM

    I would do leg lift while doing the dishes!

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