How doing your own house work may be good for your fitness
I was mowing the lawn the other day, and I realised how much of a workout it was. I have a big yard with lots of grass and trees, so it usually takes me about 3 hours to finish mowing the lawn without assistance. By the end of those 3 hours I am tired and I can feel it in my legs and I am usually sweating like a pig by that time ( you should note that I do not usually sweat even on hot days).
how does doing your own house work provide exercise
- Mowing you own lawn if you don't have that quad-bike type lawn-mower is very good for your whole body fitness but especially good for your legs, because you are constantly moving and pushing around a heavy object which provides a workout. If your yard is on an incline there is even more force for you to apply to the lawn mower because gravity is against you. I usually go forwards and I walk backwards and pull the lawnmower (instead of turning to change direction) when I'm cutting grass, which provides a great calf workout
- Doing other garden work, like digging, removing stones or rocks can be a great workout as using certain garden tools requires you to use a force to get the work done, so your heart rate increases which is good and muscles you normally do not use are activated.
- Doing non-physical garden work has a relaxing effect, and that is good for your health too because mental health is as important as physical health.