Home Maintenance Can Be Great Exercise

Written by Bryan Clayton on September 29, 2014

Keeping the house maintained and everything nice and neat is hard work.  I view it as the last thing that I want to do.  Funny, the other day I was whining about the leaves in the yard that need to be raked up.  So I skipped the task and procrastinated; saying to myself Ill do it when all the leaves fall.

I decided to go to the gym instead and walked on the treadmill for an hour.  As I'm walking I begin thinking to myself, "how is this any different exercise than raking the leaves?"    So I began to research the subject, as it turns out, home maintenance can also be great exercise.    Its just the way we view the chores , in most cases begrudgingly, that is the problem.  If we view the tasks as exercise, then we can kill two birds with one stone , keep the house immaculate, stay in shape,  and save money too.   If you look at it from that perspective its a no brainier!

So here is an illustration that outlines the various home maintenance chores, jobs, and tasks along with the calories they burn while working for 15 minutes and 1 hour respectively.  So next time we don't want to rake the leaves, paint the fence, or mow the lawn I suggest we take a look at our belly, and our wallets and get out there and keep the home in top notch shape.

Home Maintenance, Lawn Care, and Lawn Mowing is Exercise