Health Tip: Exercise Doing Everyday Chores

Easy ways to get more exercise

(HealthDay News) - Getting needed exercise can be as simple as performing a few household chores regularly.

Here are some suggestions, courtesy of

  • Gardening -- Water plants with a watering can instead of a hose, and alternate carrying the can on each arm.
  • Sweeping -- Clean not just your driveway, but offer to do your neighbors', as well as the sidewalks.
  • Washing your car -- Use a bucket that you have to carry, not a hose.
  • Cleaning and re-arranging -- Thoroughly clean out rooms in your home, carefully moving objects to clean every area.
  • Walking or bike riding -- Leave the car home, if practical, to get to work or to run an errand.
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