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I hope you are all staying healthy and sane in the comfort of your homes! For those of you who are working helping others in the hospital setting and other essential services, thank you for all you do and I hope you are staying safe! For those of you stuck at home, we have a great guest post this week from our guest blogger and writer for with some fun ideas of two for one opportunities to get your chores done and stay physically active!

Check out the great infographic and post below for some great ideas of chores you can do to get that physical activity in and end up with a clean house!

Finding the motivation to clean your house can be hard, but wait till you find out how many calories you can burn and how it can improve your overall health. Doing your household chores on a regular basis can help you burn just as many calories as going to the gym. 

For instance…

Dusting your house once a week not only leaves your house feeling fresh and clean but burns you 166 calories per hour. Did you know that by dusting the top shelf you’re also giving your limbs a good stretch? 

Turn your workout up a notch and squat when you dust the baseboards. You’ll be sure to feel it the next day. Dusting not only picks up dust mites, but bacteria, and toxins as well. 

Therefore it’s important to dust on a regular basis, as residents who breathe in these toxins have an increased risk of health problems such as asthma or allergies. 

Here’s another example… 

What you might not realize while you’re going down memory lane in the storage closet or giving the garage a good cleanout is that you’re also doing a full-body workout. 

I’m not talking about the half-hour you spent going through baby albums, I’m talking about the tricep workout you did while carrying old damaged boxes to the dumpster. 

The stairs and steps it took to reorganize and the final step sweeping or vacuuming your newly clean space. If you’re at this all day, you could burn 240 calories! 

Keeping your home organized, clutter-free and clean can improve your overall health. When your surroundings are tidy, your mind can focus on what you need it to. Start your goal towards a healthier lifestyle now. 

The infographic below will provide you to keep your home organized and feel good about skipping the gym to do so!

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Let me know what you think of this guest post or any household chores you like to do to get your workout in!

Wishing you all health and safety in these crazy times,

Ricci-Lee Hotz, MS, RDN

Denver’s Dancing Dietitian

A Taste of Health, LLC

“Improving Quality of life one bite at a time”