There are always things that must be done around the house to maintain your home. You need to paint, sand floors, fix plumbing, clean gutters and much more. It is a lot of work, and with that work comes two amazing benefits. The first is that your home looks better, while the second is that your body is going to be a lot healthier.
How does that happen?
Everything you do work around the home to maintain your home, you are burning calories. Case in point, if you lay down, or remove, carpet in your home. You are going to burn about 238 calories per hour in total. If you lay tile, linoleum, or repair appliances in the home, the lifting and moving will burn 238 calories per hour as well. Plumbing and rewiring your home can burn 136 calories per hour, while sanding floors can burn 238 calories per hour.
It is pretty amazing to know that not only when you do stuff around the house do you improve the house, but you also improve your body.
One thing to also think about is the fact that when you go to the gym, you spend money, a lot of it, every month to lose weight. When you practice home maintenance, you lose weight and you make money by increasing the value of your home.
Even things you do outside the house, like mowing the lawn, can burn as much as 400 calories per hour. Raking leaves will burn 384 calories per hour, while shoveling snow will burn 576 calories per hour. That is an amazing amount of weight to burn, and you do it without having to spend any money.
So, get off the couch, improve your home and improve your health by doing maintenance around the house.
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