Clean Up, Workout

Don’t have time to workout?  Strap on some weights when you clean up!  Put some lunges or squats into your cleaning and you have a workout.

I take 2-pound weights, strap them to my wrists and ankles, turn on some music, and clean.


You can get in a workout the Karate Kid way – “wax on, wax off.”

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Do a squat and reach to wipe clean.  Switch arms so that both get a workout.



When you are vacuuming, do some lunges.

Switch hands.

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Working in the yard is great exercise, too.  According to the National Heart Lung and Blood institute, raking leaves for 30 minutes is considered similar to a brisk walk.  Yard work can help you build your upper- and lower-body strength and core stability.

These are just a few tips on how to integrate a workout into your cleaning up inside and outside of the house.  For more ways to make your exercise fit into your life, follow us on Twitter @TheSummitEdge.  See how working with us can help you reach your goals and enjoy your workouts more.  Call us for a free consultation at 561-325-8363 or email us at

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