Skip to main content

Top 10 Mood-Lifting, Calorie-Burning Chores

Next time you feel a little overwhelmed, grab your broom and give the kitchen floor a quick sweep.

Truth is, you shouldn't dread housework. Bafflingly, studies show it actually has the power to cheer you up. And, oh, by the way, chores count as exercise.

Dusting with a Smile

Chores and other forms of medium- to high-intensity activity may lift our emotions in a big way. And it doesn't take much of a time commitment to do the trick. A recent study found that just 20 minutes once a week of any kind of activity -- not just traditional things like walking, but also doing laundry, gardening, or washing windows -- can keep people from feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed.

It Counts as Exercise, Too

The key to turning any household task into exercise is to pick up the pace or intensity and sustain it for as long as comfortably possible without resting.

For example, if you have three floors to mop:

  • throw on some headphones with upbeat music
  • put some major muscle behind your scrubbing
  • time yourself to see if you can get a sparkling result under a certain time limit

These tips will help you keep the activity intense enough to count as exercise.

Top 10 Household Chores for Burning Calories*

Chore

Calories

1.   Moving furniture

225

2.   Scrubbing floors

189

3.   Raking leaves

171

4.   Gardening

162

5.   Mowing the lawn

162

6.   Washing the car

153

7.   Cleaning windows

153

8.   Vacuuming

84

9.   Washing dishes

76

10. Doing laundry

72

* Estimates based on a 150-pound person and 30 minutes of activity

 

Comments

Popular Posts

Openings in HP Inc

Send an email to contactme [at] site4sites.co.in by sending your profile and matching requisition number.

Go through detailed job description at http://www8.hp.com/us/en/jobs/index.html

Requisition NO Job Function City Job Posting Title Management Level 3043232 Business Planning Bangalore Business Planning Analyst 15 Intermediate 3047104 Business Planning Bangalore Supply Chain Planning Consultant 15 Intermediate 3047102 Business Planning Bangalore Supply Chain Planning Consultant 15 Intermediate 3047103 Business Planning

DOT NET Interview Questions with Answers

When not to use Design Patterns?Do not use design patterns in any of the following situations.• When the software being designed would not change with time.• When the requirements of the source code of the application are unique.If any of the above applies in the current software design, there is no need to apply design patterns in the current design and increase unnecessary complexity in the design.When to use Design Patterns?Design Patterns are particularly useful in one of the following scenarios.• When the software application would change in due course of time.• When the application contains source code that involves object creation and event notification.Benefits of Design Patterns:The following are some of the major advantages of using Design Patterns in software development.• Flexibility• Adaptability to change• ReusabilityWhat are Design Patterns?A Design Pattern essentially consists of a problem in a software design and a solution to the same. In Design Patterns each pattern…

Wipro Infotech Walk-in for Freshers: Oct 31

Freshers IT Job Opening at Wipro InfotechExperience: 0 - 1 Years

Location: Pune

Education:
UG - Any Graduate - Any Specialization  
PG - Any PG Course - Any Specialization

Industry Type: IT-Hardware & Networking

Functional Area: IT-Support, Telecom, Hardware
Job Description:
Walk-in on 31st October at  Wipro Limited 5th Floor, C-Wing, Godrej Eternia, Old Pune - Mumbai Road, Near Shopper's Stop, Shivajinagar, Pune

Timings- 10:00am - 4:00pm



Contact person - Deepa Raman

Wipro is looking for candidates with 6 months to 1 year experience who can join immediately. The role will be on direct contract with Wipro.



Skills Required -
* Good communication & grammatical skills
* Basic understanding of networking terminologies
* Knowledge of workflow management tools like Clarify and Remedy would be desired
* Candidate should be willing to work in a 24/7 shift


Desired Candidate Profile
Walk-in on 31st October at Wipro Limited 5th Floor, C-Wing, G…

Student Career Path

A great image which shows student career path. Any person who has completed his 10th or 12th or btech can find his career from this image.





Another Link to download

HP for ITO, PPS, EG, GBS, ESBPO, CSCB & GSD

Job Title 
Requisition Number &
LocationJob DescriptionRefer the below positions through Job SearcherITOSAP BASIS Delivery Lead/project Manager1069661 BangaloreoBachelor of Engineering, 8-12 years of exp in SAP Basis, Minimum of 3 years in delivery.oGood experience in SAP Basis support and implementation. oEXP in migrations, Upgrades, Implementation and Unicode Conversion of single Code Page & MDMP for SAP products.PPS

Java Questions

Just a few interview questions which I faced in the interviews ... the thought of sharing..

 1)What is JVM?
2)What is JDK?
3)What is JRE? Differences between JDK and JRE?
4)How Java is platform independent?
5)When you say java FileName what happens? Every time it creates a new JVM instance or how?
6)What are the benefits/features of java?
7)What are the differences between C# and Java?
8)What are the major properties of java? i.e. Encapsulation, Inheritance, Abstraction and polymorphism. Explain those and give some examples of them.
9)What is the difference between interface and abstract class? Examples of each and when to use what?
10)How the string is immutable? What is immutable? Any other classes in java are immutable?
11)How you can create an immutable class? What happens internally?
12)What are the differences between final, finally and finalize?
13)What are differences between string buffer and string builder and when to use what?
14)Various questions on access modifiers like p…

Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *