Do you burn calories while you are cleaning?

Believe it or not, you can burn some calories while being useful and taking care of your home and its clean state – not only will you have a fit body but your home will be clean.

Replace some of the exercises that you do in the gym with cleaning your house or overall taking care of the inside and outside of your home. Not only cleaning will ensure you to burn calories – cooking, painting, cleaning snow, mowing the lawn, etc. will do the same.

Check out the list I have put together for you and start doing things around your house more often.

– Cleaning your floors

And more specifically, either vacuuming, mopping or sweeping. All of these activities will ensure you to burn at least 240 calories per hour. Cleaning your floors is a great workout and you should do it more often. Not only will you get rid of the dirt and bacteria but you will exercise your muscles.

– Painting

Get your painting brushes out because painting will make you lose at least 290 calories per hour. You most likely have a room in your house that you want to repaint but you postpone it for months now. This activity will both exercise your leg and arm muscles and it’s very good for your health – so get started.

– Cleaning snow

Shoveling snow and cleaning your driveway is an excellent exercise that will burn around 415 calories per hour.

– Cooking

Yes, in contrast with the thing that eating makes you do – gain weight and consume calories, cooking actually burns calories. You can burn around 150 calories per hour – and even more, depending on what you are cooking and how much movement and have.

– Mowing your lawn

Just like shoveling snow, mowing a lawn is a huge exercise and will burn a lot of calories – around 325 calories per hour. You should use a manual or a push mower for the best results.

The best way to lose weight: the battle between diet and exercise

The battle between diet and exercise seems to be endless and everyone has a different opinion on exactly which way is more effective to lose weight.

Without a doubt, both of these methods work but one of them is a lot more effective and important as the other one.

I have one advice for everyone trying to lose weight – focus on the food you are consuming. This is the key.

Of course, I am not the only one saying this – doctors have always emphasized the importance of dieting. Don’t pay that much attention to the message of ‘‘burning fat and going to the gym’’ that seems to be everywhere. The first thing you need to fix is your diet and everything else comes after that. Research actually shows that people who worked out 30 minutes a day without paying attention to what they eat gained weight instead of losing it.

It’s easy to avoid calories

Can you agree with me on this? It is far easier to avoid consuming calories that it is to burn them at the gym. You would need a lot of time and energy to burn the calories from a burger and fries and are close to your needed daily 2,000 calories consumption alone.

It’s practically impossible to burn calories from fast food and junk food so you should aim to avoid it in the first place. So yes, you can not out-exercise a bad diet.

There are some simple thing you need to pay attention to like portion size, healthy foods, foods high in calories.

Your muscles weight a lot

Yes, this is true. But believe me, this is not an excuse for weight gain. Especially if you have been going to the gym and you see no results. In this case, your diet is the reason.

This does not mean to starve

Do not even think about starving yourself. This won’t work as well and at the end of the day, it might be a huge risk for your health. We are talking about the healthiest way to lose weight that is good for your body. And a nice diet combined with exercise from times to times is the way to go.

Is seawater good for your skin?

Summer is finally here. It seems like everyone is at the beach enjoying every second of the sun. For those of you that love going into the water – you might have a couple of questions. Is it good for the skin? I know I was wondering for the longest if salt water had some benefits for the skin.
It’s so fun to be in the water, swim and play water sports – if it is possible to have radiant skin while having so much fun would be amazing, right? Well, it turns out that it’s actually quite possible. In fact, saltwater can do wonders for your skin. According to Women’s Health sea water has the same minerals and nutrients as our bodies which means that water naturally restores the skin.
Seawater can even treat acne. It kills bacteria, has healing properties, helps level the pH, it’s rich in minerals, it helps with circulation. Seawater is packed with magnesium which hydrates your skin and will improve its appearance.
If you ever get the chance of going to the Dead Sea your skin will thank you. The water there will help you with eczema, acne, psoriasis and other similar skin conditions. A lot of skin care products contain an extract from the Dead Sea.
All of the benefits from the water actually don’t come only from the salt. They come from high levels of magnesium.