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5 Ways to Turn Housework Into a Workout

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5 Ways to Turn Housework Into a Workout

By Marlo Sollitto, contributing editor

When you’re caring for someone else, demands on your time and requests for attention never end. Days are a blur of work, household chores, caregiving, errands and family time. For caregivers, having no time to go to the gym isn’t an excuse to skip exercising Ė it’s a reality of life. But that doesn’t mean you have to take a break from your exercise routine.

New York fitness expert and personal trainer Sara Haley shared with AgingCare her tips on how to find time for a workout in the comfort of your own home.

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“The key to a healthy lifestyle is maintaining a rigorous exercise routine,” she says. “It’s the regular balance of cardio, strength and endurance training that produces the most long-lasting and noticeable results. But you don’t have to go to the gym to get results. You can get fit without leaving the house.”

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7:41AM PDT on May 6, 2013

Good tips.. I jog on the spot while waiting for the dinner to cook.

9:11AM PST on Mar 8, 2013

thnx for this

9:40AM PST on Mar 1, 2013

Thanks for the tips. Good incentive.

4:08PM PDT on Aug 20, 2012

Thank but housework still sucks.

1:59AM PDT on Apr 8, 2012

Useful. thanks.

1:39PM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

awesome advice

4:17PM PDT on Mar 29, 2012


12:02PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Definitely need to start doing these!

11:54AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

thanks for the tips

1:57AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012


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