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Spring Cleaning Workout

Written by Lisa Jillanza

Sure, you would be hard-pressed to find a woman or a man who says that they enjoy the thoughts of spring cleaning.  But, if you just take into consideration how many calories are burned while you are doing your spring cleaning, then you may be a little more excited when spring rolls around this year.

Spring Cleaning Workout

The actual number of calories burned will depend on your weight, gender and age, but their calculators that you can find online (FitDay or NutriStrategy) that will help you to calculate your actual calories burned.

So, dust off your mops, break out the cleaner and begin to sweat off the weight!

Editor's Note: The calories burned estimates listed here are based on one hour of cleaning for a 155-pound woman.

Gardening: 226 calories 

Window washing: 226 calories 

Scrubbing floors (on hands and knees): 291 calories 

Laundry, ironing: 84 calories 

Sewing repairs: 36 calories 

Dusting: 97 calories 

Scrubbing toilets, tub: 246 calories 

Vacuuming: 317 calories 

Cleaning gutters: 258 calories 

Moving furniture, household items: 387 calories 

Painting, papering, plastering: 317 calories

Sweeping: 194 calories

Mopping: 153 calories 

Mowing the lawn: 148 calories 

Washing dishes: 77 calories

Fast and Easy Fat Busters

Written by Lisa Jillanza

Sure there are lots of people out there that want to lose weight and everyone knows that diet and exercise are the key components to achieve this goal.  But while the dieting can be done at any hour of the day, many people find that it is the exercise part that they have a hard time finding time to accomplish.

Fat Busting Exercises

But what if you could burn fat, burn calories, and lose weight with easy, fast exercises?  Sounds like a no-brainer, right?

The next time you are short on time and need to get a quick exercise or two in, consult this list of easy fat burners to kick start your regimen and get you on your way to achieving your goal as soon as possible.

Some fast and easy fat busters to try include:

Jump rope as fast as you can : burns 68 calories. 

Do walking lunges down a hallway : burns 45 calories. 

Run around the block : burns 62 calories. 

Vacuum the biggest room of your house : burns 20 calories. 

Walk up and down the stairs : burns 36 calories. 

Bounce on a stability ball during the commercials of your favorite show : burns 58 calories. 

Do as many push-ups as you can : 45 calories.

In the News: Exercise for the Elderly More Important than Ever

Written by Lisa Jillanza

Health experts are constantly conducting research and learning more and more about the benefits of exercise for the elderly.  Sedentary adults are more likely to suffer from heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, certain cancers, and joint and muscle disorders.

Exercise for the Elderly

To help ward off these conditions and to deal with the everyday wear and tear that aging has on our bodies, experts suggest that individuals over the age of 50 should consult their physician and a personal trainer to come up with a fitness plan that works for them.

Another condition that exercise for the elderly has proven to help is the arthritis-stricken population.

The appropriate exercises can reduce inflammation and relieve stiffness in those particular joints.  It also increases flexibility, muscle strength, power and stamina.

Elderly adults who exercise also gains the benefits that their younger counterparts also gain including: weight control, the ability to manage daily stress and improved self-confidence.

Experts have also found that exercising as you age can also reduce the risk of premature death, can curb depression and minimizes the development of brittle bones.

Fitness for All: Butt-building exercises

Written by Lisa Jillanza

If you are looking to “build a better butt” this year, then you simply need to add these butt-boosters to your daily workout!

Butt Exercises

(With all of these exercises aim for three sets of 15 reps)

Squats : Squats will always top the list of any butt building exercise plan, but you need to do them correctly.

Keep feet parallel, shoulder-width apart. Slowly lower the hips as if sitting in a chair; then return to standing. Make sure your knees do not push out in front of your toes. Keep your torso tight and back straight.

Ball Squats : If you are a beginner to squats, it could be beneficial to you to use a large ball to help you balance while you perfect your form.

Keep the ball between your low back and a wall. Slowly perform the classic squat. Walk your feet out in front so the knees stay behind your toes.

Forward Lunge : Besides toning your butt, the forward lunge also tones the thighs and calves.

With your feet parallel and hip-distance apart, take one giant step forward. Lower your body slowly, bending both knees, and return to standing. Repeat on the other side. Bend your knees no more than 90 degrees. Keep your front knee stacked right over your front ankle. Do not rest your back knee on the ground.

Backward Lunge : Or you could also try a backwards lunge because it works your glutes a little bit harder than the forward variety.  This lunge also adds flexibility to the hips and helps to align your body better, a common problem for people who spend most of their day sitting at a desk.

Use the same posture as in a forward lunge, but step backward to position the lower leg. Don't let the front knee push out in front of your toes.