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You Can Dance If You Want To

FitView: You Can Dance If You Want To
By Efren Martinez

We all understand the importance of regular physical activity for maintaining good health and managing our weight. While our metabolism naturally slows down as we age, it’s crucial to stay active. This FitView is for those who dislike going to the gym. If you’re one of those who equate exercise with a trip to the dentist, you’re not alone. I get it! We all have different preferences, and that’s what makes us unique. Here’s some exciting news: you can incorporate physical activity into your routine without even realizing it.

It’s quite simple. Many of us have homes, families, and plenty of household chores to tackle. The thing is, we don’t always get around to doing those chores for various reasons. But here’s a great reason to prioritize them: you can burn calories and improve your surroundings at the same time. It’s a win-win situation. Gardening, for example, allows you to enjoy some sunshine and fresh air while burning off calories. I find taking care of my yard and maintaining the appearance of my house to be a fulfilling way to stay active. According to Harvard Health Publishing, a 150lb individual can burn 205 calories in just 30 minutes of gardening. The number of calories burned increases based on your weight during the same duration. It’s quite fascinating, isn’t it? Imagine, you can have a beautiful lawn and get some exercise too.
But wait, there’s more! Did you know that vacuuming your house for 30 minutes can burn 99 calories for a 150lb person? The number of calories burned increases with the weight of the individual for any enjoyable household chore. Now, let’s get a little adventurous and have some fun! How about combining all of the above into one afternoon? This includes sweeping the floor, dusting the furniture, changing the sheets on your bed, and if you’re feeling ambitious, doing the laundry. Sure, this may not earn you superhero status on social media, but it will impress your significant other when they see your efforts. By investing more time in taking care of your house both inside and out, you can exercise without even thinking about fitness.

The benefits are incredible when you live in a well-maintained and organized home, no matter where you live. Your house is always clean, your yard is the envy of the neighborhood, and your home is free of clutter. And the best part? You’ve burned a significant amount of calories while accomplishing all this! It’s a life worth celebrating with a Happy Dance. This is the lifestyle that works for me. Yes, I can dance!

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About the Author:

I answered the call back in 1983; mixing Music and Entertainment with an eccentric European style has always come easy for me. In the early 80's I was the Disc Jockey for most of the high school dances in Modesto. In the late 80's I found myself in Hollywood working as a dancer and sound engineer for various professional recording industries. In 1990 my wife of 25 years and I started (The Quake Mobile DJ ®) which was seeded from San Francisco's 1985, The Quake, radio station that only lasted a short while on the air. 26 years later The Quake Mobile DJ is bigger & better than ever in the Entertainment industry. Real-Estate, photojournalism, event promoter, saving animals, travel and fitness are a few other of my interests. I also enjoy motivational speaking to children and to those who are struggling with addiction. In my life, I have always been a very direct person and once I see a goal I won't quit till I've achieved it. But out of all of the above I feel in my heart that the best inspiration in my life is my wife and my love for the faith that I practice. Phil 4:20