How to turn cleaning into a workout in 4 easy steps

Cleaning doesn't have to be dull and boring. In fact, cleaning can be a really great work out if you follow these four easy steps. Burning calories while you clean the house? Win win!

Well, how’s this for motivation? The bending and stretching you do when you sweep, vacuum and scrub can be as good for your body as a gym workout!

Here are four ways you can tidy up and tone up at the same time. Introducing: the cleaning workout.

Cleaning workout 1: Bath scrubbing

Getting down on the floor to give your bathtub a good scrub can give your shoulders and the core muscles of your torso a great workout.
Bath scrubbing dos and donts

Cleaning workout 2: Sweeping

If you get the motion right, you can sweep your way to a well toned body! Your legs, bottom, stomach and shoulders can all benefit.
Sweeping dos and donts

Cleaning workout 3: Vacuuming

The muscles in your legs, bottom, stomach, shoulders and chest are all involved in the act of vacuuming.

Cleaning workout 4: Bench wiping

Dull as it may seem, wiping down your kitchen bench tops can be a workout for your upper body, especially your arms and stomach muscles.
Bench wiping dos and donts

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