Housework Fitness Training

Housework Description

Whether you are vacuuming, dusting, or ironing, your daily caloric expenditure will rise when you are doing general housework. Although these tasks contribute little to general fitness, they may provide some minimal strengthening and flexibility benefits for those who are normally sedentary.

Housework Risks

  • Bursitis of the knee (

Housework Equipment required

  • Basic household cleaning materials

Housework Applicable substitutions

  • Gardening
  • Walking (relaxed pace)
  • Billiards
  • Darts
  • House painting



Fitness Benefits

  • Cardiorespiratory 0
  • Flexibility 0
  • Muscular Strength 0
  • Muscular Endurance 1
  • Body Fat Recution 0

Fitness Requirements

  • Cardiorespiratory 0
  • Flexibility 1
  • Muscular Strength 0
  • Muscular Endurance 1
  • Coordination/Skill 1

Muscle groups used

Primary muscles: shoulders, trapezius, rhomboids, latissimus dorsi, triceps and forearmsAssistance muscles: quadriceps, hamstrings, erector spinae and biceps

Energy expenditure

Approximately 0.027 Calories per minute per pound of body weight

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