the Girl who wanted to be Marge (godgirl) wrote in whitby_diet,
the Girl who wanted to be Marge

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so, i haven't been to the gym. but for the past 2 1/2 hours ive hoovered, dusted, washed, scrubbed, polished, tidied, etc... and apparently, thats not too bad... just got the dishes left to do and some laundry to sort....

Housework - Fitness & Calories Burned:

Instead of viewing housework as a chore, see it as your workout time.
Vacuuming, polishing and cleaning windows are all great fat-burners.
You can burn up to 250 calories an hour - about the same as you would walking for an hour.

Housework & Weight Loss
Despite claims by exercise gurus that women can get nearly all the exercise they need from dusting, polishing and vacuuming, a study by Bristol University doctors has shown that while it may lead to a clean house it will not help weight loss.
Among older women at least, heavy housework demands hard effort but produces few health benefits. In fact, the study found that women who do more than eight hours of heavy housework a week are slightly more likely to be overweight than those who do none at all.


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or add light disco dancing??

moping is exercise??? great news for goths!!!!

has your web browsing burnt any calories??

funny.. the shops are much closer than they used to be....

"People underestimate how much movement at home contributes to weight control," says Kate Geagan, a registered dietitian and co-director of iTnutrition, a Boston-based nutrition consulting group.
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