Interesting article. I think I'd rather get the cleaning over with so I have time for an actual workout, rather than make extra trips, though. And maybe it's me, but the "strolling around flicking a feather duster" bit comes off a bit patronizing & unlike the tone I'd expect from Sparkpeople--or from anyone who has personally cleaned a house.
I need to clean house, and I want to clean house and when I do clean, I get sweaty so I know it's working, but I get FRUSTRATED at SparkPeople! Why???? Because in the "Home Activities" pop up for the Cardio workouts, there is no tracking available for the more "girly" home activities - nothing for "vacuuming" ! (now that can be a back-breaking activity all by itself!)! Nothing for "carrying laundry up and down stairs"! There is "Heavy Cleaning" but that's not really defined - how do I know if what I do is "Heavy Cleaning"? I want to be honest about the work I do, but I always feel like I'm lying when I try to track some of this. Help!!
Beejie1--That's a great idea!! I will wear my heart rate monitor while I clean and do chores and see how it goes.
5/7/2010 5:51:02 PM
I clean my house everyday, becasue I am a clean freak. This pice has offered me some great advice to help make my daily cleaning into another workout of sorts. I was sort of doing these things but now will do it with more thought and purpose. Thank you SP!
I definitely do this. I have a cleaning job I do once a week. The house is pretty big and takes me about 4hours to clean. I always intensify my cleaning and I end up burning major calories on this day! I love it!
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