Part 3 – BATHROOMS & FLOORS
In this final segment of our series we share how to use your favorite music while cleaning the house in order to accomplish your exercise goals. Here we tackle two of the least favorite chores. Bathrooms are dreaded by all and windows are a lot of extra work. But with a great playlist and a few tricks up your sleeve you can make the most of it!
“Bathrooms Hustle” This one might leave you winded, but your bathrooms and body will be better for it! Rather than cleaning bathrooms one at a time, approach each fixture in the bathroom one at a time. For instance, start with the toilets. Go to each room and clean the toilet. Waste no time between them. Next, scrub the tubs, one right after another. Then, clean all the countertops, followed by all of the floors. Use up-tempo music to keep you moving and don’t stop until you legitimately need to rest. By doing one fixture at a time and having to travel between the rooms multiple times, you’ll burn loads of calories. You could even set a timer and see how fast you can get the whole job done!
“Wax On Wax Off Windows” This workout is very effective for your arms and upper back. Windows have a lot of surface area and many of them are beyond arm’s reach. Use it to your advantage. The step-stool or ladder aspect of the workout is obvious: the more trips up and down, the better, and you’ll enjoy a nice supplemental leg workout. But the true work is accomplished by cleaning the glass in circular motions. Rather than just wiping in a back and forth motion, which leaves streaks, swirl the towel and the cleaner in repetitive circles. Start at one side of the window and continue to the other. Then, go back but switch the circles from clockwise to counter-clockwise so that both sides of your muscles are exercised. Be sure to stand straight and engage your core so that your upper body has a strong base for all this movement. Put on some 80’s music, get the job done, and your windows will be cleaner than ever before!
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Part 2: How to work out while you clean the house – FLOORS