love it......... thanks for sharing...........lita
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interesting. I am in pst and basically have been in a physically frozen state for many years, both mentally and physically, until i started my healing journey. This year i found myself needing to go back to work even though i didnt think i was ready from being healed enough to do this, so i took a home care job, which is taking care of old sick people in their home, one of my duties is house cleaning, and let me tell you i havent moved this much ever, nor sweated as much, sometimes, the clothes just glue to me from sweating. I thought this was a great way for me to loose weight, especially since they say only 30 minutes of exercise a day is enough, well my average day is about 4 hours, of cleaning, bending, stretching, vacuuming, moping, etc, and i have lost a total of 7-10 lbs. I was just talking about it yesterday to a client as I told her i that i too thought this would be a great way for me to get in shape and that is why i took this job, however as much as there is all this movement i told her i think its going to take something like walking or swimming to really that weight to come of, somehow in cleaning there isnt enough of that kind of workout, and i think that is what is going to do it.
This has got to be the easiest way to boost the benefits of your workout: Just think about them.
Sounds crazy, right? But it was true in a study of hotel workers. Just 4 weeks after the room cleaners were educated on how their duties counted toward their exercise needs, they saw a drop in weight and blood pressure -- despite no changes in overall activity levels.
Placebo Effect at Work Changing bed linens, vacuuming, dusting, scrubbing the bathroom floor -- it's not spin class, but it is physical activity. And if you do physically active things with the right mind-set (namely, think "This is good for me."), it could translate into greater health gains. Just chalk it up to that mind-body connection to which so many other health benefits (like the placebo effect) have been traced. (Read this article on how the mind-body connection can ease pain.)
Think About It You need only about 30 minutes of exercise daily to meet the surgeon general's physical activity recommendations. And keep in mind that things like pulling weeds, painting the garage door, and folding laundry count toward that total. And we mean literally keep it in mind. Couldn't hurt, right?
Check out this list of top 10 calorie-burning chores: http://www.realage.com/WorkoutCenter/Art icles.aspx?aid=10043
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