1 MINUTE WITH NAOMI: Is Doing Chores Considered Exercise?

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This week's edition of 1 Minute With Naomi is one of those things that many of us try to talk ourselves into believing: that chores and cleaning are exercise. Here's my take. 

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Physical activity VS. Exercise 

Part of being a normal, healthy individual is doing more physical activity during your day. That includes doing chores, walking your dog, taking the stairs, playing with your kids, etc. If broken up throughout the day, these activities should help you become less sedenatary and keep your metabolism slightly elevated. The benefits are great (just in general) when it comes to physical activity. BUT it's not exercise. 

Exercise is important, too. It helps condition your heart, lungs, muscles, bones, etc. It will help you lose weight at a better pace as well. Exercise creates a great sense of energy and wellbeing for those who participate.  You simply can't get the same feeling from doing chores. 

If you have weight loss as a goal, intend on being more physically active, but also commit to sweating on a regular basis as well. 

 

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