We are always looking to get that added bonus in everything that we do. And when it comes to weight loss help, we will take anything extra that we can get to expedite that process. There are always several options to losing weight, but the only healty weight loss routine is through a proper diet and exercise. While it might be easier to change your diet than it is to increase your exercise, there are some very easy ways to get plenty of good exercise in and around your house that will also save you money along the way!
It may not seem like it, but several household chores can be done manually and they are also good ways to exercise without you even knowing it. One of the first chores you can do to help save you money and burn some calories is to wash your dishes by hand. This takes very little time to do, especially if you are on top of it on a regular basis as well as the money it saves you from not using as much water and no electricity since the dishwasher isn’t running. This can also be a pretty good shoulder workout, depending on what dishes you have to wash and how many you have to wash.
The next chore you can do to burn calories and save money is to use a push mower and rake instead of a gas, self-propelled mower. This is a great way to get your heart rate up and increase the calories you are burning. No need to hire a professional lawn maintenance company to come out and do something you can just as easily do, plus benefit your health. Besides getting your heart rate up and burning calories, the clippings that fall back on to the lawn are a great source of food for the lawn. You will notice how much fuller your lawn looks after only a few weeks of this. Not to mention you aren’t having to spend any money on gas for your mower, which is always a benefit to your wallet.
Finally, the last thing you can do to save money and burn some calories is to use alternate mean of transportation. Whether it is by carpooling, riding a bike, or even the city bus, doing any one of these things will not only cut down on the gas you have to put in your car, but also the emissions that are released into the air. Not to mention the wear and tear you are saving on your vehicle. Plus, if you can ride a bike, you are going to get a good workout in on your way into work.
So the next time you are debating on throwing your dishes in the dishwasher, or getting out that self-propelled mower, or driving that gas guzzler car to work, think about the benefits of doing something else instead to save money and get a little bit of a workout in!