So, maybe I shouldn't feel so guilty about taking a break from running, while I am consumed with summer projects around the house. And, maybe there's no need to join an expensive gym or embark on a complicated exercise schedule when there are hundreds of chores to do right here at home. Just be sure that when you're doing everyday tasks, you're performing them with conviction... you know, with some real vim and vigor!
Here is a list of chores and the corresponding calories you can burn by doing about 30 minutes of activity:
Making the bed: 94 calories
Washing the dishes: 144 Calories
Vacuuming: 196 Calories (How many people actually move the furniture? I'm curious.)
Raking the lawn: 206 Calories
Grocery shopping (and my personal favorite chore): 190 calories (Unless you're at Costco, eating samples the entire time!).
Here's my husband showing some serious vim and vigor...and no shame!
Have a great week doing whatever you do to burn calories.