Home Maintenance Can Be Great Exercise

Written by Gene Caballero 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


Hi, I'm Gene Caballero and I'm the co-founder of GreenPal . At GreenPal, we're helping hundreds of thousands of Americans solve one of the trickiest problems: a reliable, fast, and affordable way to get lawncare taken care of. On behalf of GreenPal, I've been featured in the Indianapolis Star, the Sacramento Bee, Entrepreneur, Inc.com, and dozens more. Please feel free to say hi on Twitter or connect with me on LinkedIn.

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