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While you’re dusting, strap on weights

While you’re dusting, strap on weights

A great way to get arms burning while dusting is to wear some ankle weights around your wrists.

Since dusting requires a lot of arm movement, even if you add just two to three pounds of extra resistance, you can get those arms burning with every swipe.


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While you’re folding laundry, do squats

  • Place your basket of clean clothes on the floor, and instead of bending over to pick up the items to fold, squat down instead.
  • Stand with feet hip-width apart and bend the knees until your butt is level with them (but don’t let your knees go past your toes; stay slightly higher if you don’t have the range of motion to go low while maintaining your form).
  • And be sure to engage your core as you come back up to stand. 


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While you’re paying bills, do abdominal twists

While you’re paying bills, do abdominal twists

  • Stand between two tables such that you can take a bill from the right and then twist to the left to pay it.
  • If the table is high, you will also work your shoulders.
  • Keep your hips forward and backside tucked under to protect your back, and engage your abs on every twist (pretend someone is about to punch you in the stomach).


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While taking out the trash, do bicep curls

  • When you’re carrying those heavy bags from the house to the cans, curl your arms 15 times per trip.
  • Hold the bags and keep your elbows close to your ribcage, advises Glor.
  • Lift and lower by extending the arms all the way down toward your hips and then bringing them up toward your shoulders.


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While doing dishes, do calf raises

While doing dishes, do calf raises

  • Do at least 20 calf raises, where you stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and raise up onto the balls of your feet, then lower back down to the floor.
  • After 20, take the towel and start drying while you squat—pretend you’re sitting in an imaginary chair, or put a real one behind you and touch your butt to it; then stand back up.
  • After 20 reps, go back to washing with calf raises until the dishes are done.

Your leg muscles—calves, glutes, and quads—will start to tone after about a week.


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