Get fit with Harvey

7 Harvey House Workouts

 

Housework; the bane of our life. What if you could skip the gym, have a little clean and enjoy some well deserved treats instead? Scrub, mop and polish your way to a beautiful house & garden, and a buff bod. 

Here are our favourite workouts you can do around the home. Don't fancy it? Picking up the remote control can burn up to 1 kcal per TV show, time to get the popcorn out. 

 

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Bingo wings, begone!

 

Firm up your triceps and tone those calves. Simply step forward, stretch out your arm, bring it back in and repeat. Too tiring? Sit down with a glass of wine and stretch your arm out to move the hoover around you, job done.

Calories burned: 132 kcal/hour

You deserve: large glass of wine, 190 kcal

 

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Squeegee your way to slender shoulders

 

Dirty windows, shower screen or surfaces? Tackle them with a cloth, work your arm in a circular motion. If you haven’t got a cloth to hand, some unwashed laundry does the job. Once finished, it’s time to do a load of washing.

Calories burned: 136 kcal/hour

You deserve: 25g block of chocolate, 134 kcal

 

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Make your bed (then lie in it)

 

Make sure your arms fully extend into the corners of the bedding, shake the duvet above your head for a core workout. Once it’s made it’s time to lie down, with all that hard work you deserve a nap.

Calories burned: 68 kcal/hour

You deserve: one cracker with cheese, 70 kcal

 

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Rubbish out, toned legs in

 

Do a rally round of all the bins at home, park the dustbin a couple of roads down and get some extra steps in. Keep the recycling bin nearby though, don’t let your nosey neighbours see those pizza boxes.

Calories burned: 105 kcal/hour

You deserve: half slice margherita pizza, 100 kcal

 

 

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Keep things looking trim

 

Mow your lawn by working your garden in straight lines with big strides, this ensures you take maximum steps. This will also create a neat garden, neat enough to enjoy a BBQ and beer in. British heat too hot? A sit down lawn mower takes the sweat away

Calories burned: 376 kcal/hour

You deserve: BBQ cheese burger, 389 kcal

 

 

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Prune your way to perfect arms

 

Get your garden and body looking succulent for the summer. Pull out those pesky weeds, but don’t pull a muscle in the process. Roots too tough? Be a weedling and grab that killer spray.

Calories burned: 200 kcal/hour

You deserve: glass of Pimms, 160 kcal

 

 

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Core, you look great!

 

Get jet set ready with a jet wash. Keep your car gleaming with a good old scrub. A soaked up sponge can get heavy; simply carry to your car, reach across, wash and repeat. Don’t forget to engage the core, all the way from the car wash to the drive-through.

Calories burned: 136 kcal/hour

You deserve: one doughnut to take away, 189 kcal

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