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Is cleaning your house exercise?

Absolutely! We play a little game at my house to see how fast we can get the housework done. You would be amazed at how taxing it is, and what a rewarding workout it can be.

Absolutely cleaning your house is exercise. While you may not be in a gym pumping iron or running on a treadmill, but it is still exercise and requires you do to work and burn more energy than being sedentary. Cleaning the house is an example of moderate intensity activity the kind the NASM and health experts recommend that you perform daily to maximize health and fitness. Daily chores like cleaning your house, mowing the lawn, cleaning the car, shopping for food and other things are all examples of moderate exercise, which helps improve health and fitness.  

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