What are some productive ways of getting exercise that I can do fairly often?
January 14, 2012 1:37 PM Subscribe
What are some productive ways of getting exercise that I can do fairly often? I'm thinking things like shoveling snow, chopping wood, scrubbing floors, etc. Difficulty: I live in a hundred square foot basement suite.
posted by daelin to Health & Fitness (18 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I find that I'm a lot more motivated when I find some value to my exercise as opposed to running in place or in circles around a track. It seems wasteful to put all this energy in with not much gained (except my own health, of course).
Things that I've thought of: breadmaking, the things above the fold, and other domestic chores.
The problem is that as someone living alone in a tiny space I don't eat enough bread to make it more than every few weeks, I don't have a driveway or woodburning fireplace, etc. etc.
Do you have any suggestions for things that I can do which will be
a) fairly strenuous/energetic
b) of some value to someone somewhere (it doesn't have to be me)
c) can be performed with some frequency (2-3+ times a week)?
My schedule is very variable so something that requires regularity, like volunteering, might be hard to fit in, but I can always try.
Thanks very much in advance for any ideas!