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2 Birds, 1 stone?

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phoenix Wed 22-Apr-20 16:34:11

Ok, so in complete contrast to my "I have found my default setting" thread, here are some handy hints for those of you who insist on "doing things". wink mainly focussed on combining exercise with hou*e#or$

Hoovering and/or mopping (steady on)

Pushing and pulling your implement of choice can be combined with what I believe are called "lunges" . (Me neither, but apparently it's a known exercise move confused)

Putting the shopping away. (after you have wiped it down, of course)

Open the cupboard door. Take 2 tins, one in each hand. (Anything will do, tinned tomatoes, baked beans, except those small tins of sweetcorn, or anchovies, they don't count)

Lift your arms, see that there is no room in the cupboard. Lower arms. Adjust items in cupboard. Lift arms again. Repeat as necessary.

Cleaning windows

Don't. It only lets more sunlight in which will fade your soft furnishings.

However, if you feel you must, then employ large sweeping movements, stretching from the waist. Or where you think your waist was or might be. Alternatively, employ a window cleaner. They can easily work while still observing social distancing.


Simple bends can be achieved by picking up items that members of your household have dropped on the floor, as they fail to recognise a laundry basket or hamper.

If you live alone, go wild, and drop your knickers on the floor once in a while. No one will ever know.

If there are other people in the house, folding large items such as sheets and duvet covers can be adapted to a sort of "Morris Dancing" session. Corners together, move towards each other, grasp the other persons corners etc. Playing "The Floral Dance" whilst doing this is of course optional.

I think that's enough for now!

phoenix Wed 22-Apr-20 21:11:35

Oh Doodle how could I have forgotten that one! Brownie points to you for suggesting changing arms!

But then, there's always this

phoenix Wed 22-Apr-20 21:12:53

Sorry, that didn't work very well blushconfused

Doodle Wed 22-Apr-20 23:06:17

I get the drift 😀