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They’re Gone! December 27, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Exercise & Fitness, Health & Wellness, Humor, People.
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7dwarfsNow that your houseguests have left the building, it’s time to put some order into the disorder. 

On the bright side . . . cleaning up the chaos left behind by houseguests can help you lose any holiday weight you temporarily adopted . . . provided you don’t clean out the refrigerator by scarfing down all the leftovers in one sitting. 

* Dusting, vacuuming, and mopping burn 150 calories an hour and allow you to exercise your whole body.  Move briskly.  Limit chocolate breaks.

* Reorganize the fridge with healthy snacks (hummus, fruit, raw veggies) kept front and center.  Hide baked goods and chocolate in back behind the stuff that no one is interested in eating.  Step away from the drumstick!

* Stripping beds and carting laundry helps tone arm muscles.  Bending and stretching to pick up misplaced items and tidy up messes helps improve  range of motion.  Whistle while you work . . . “I like to move it, move it.”

* Sweeping up porches, patios, and driveways provides the bonus of fresh air and sunshine.  Wait until Mother Nature offers up a sunny day. 

The-Pink-PantherWhat’s that?  You didn’t have houseguests?  Your house is immaculate?  Not a dust bunny in sight?  Holiday decorations packed away?  In Martha Stewart approved ornament carriers?  With Dyno labels for each carrier?

What’s your secret? 

Aah . . . that’s better!