The Chore Means More in Today’s Healthy Lifestyles
Bill Miller, CPT/owner of Body By Bill and Certified Personal Trainer at the Firm Fitness Center in Rehoboth Beach, has compiled a users’ guide for increasing the activity/exercise load when performing household chores and yard work. This Spring Fitness Guide titled, The Chore Means More in Today’s Healthy Lifestyles, is a compilation of information Miller offers free of charge on his website.
According to Miller, “Since the benefit of moving your body is so enormous, it’s my job to advocate on behalf of your health and wellbeing. It’s not enough to blame “your hectic life” as the reason to forget your daily workout. No matter how many chores are on your to-do list, with a little creativity you can easily add more exercise into your daily routine.”
Miller professes that the trick is to alter your mindset, move away from old-fashioned notions that sports and outdoor recreation are the only “true” forms of physical exercise. “Adding just a little extra effort to the basic household chore or gardening project can increase your overall level of activity, supplement your typical exercise regime and clean up around your home…all at the same time.”
He also suggests not to focus on the chore itself—but to think about the additional physical activity, health benefit and overall satisfaction you will receive from tackling all that dreaded scrubbing, vacuuming, and gardening. “You may not realize it, but many household chores actually count as moderate exercise and some are as physically demanding as a quick walk or short jog. Gardeners…the calorie-burning, muscle-building exercise value of working in and around the yard can be even more astounding! It takes only a few extra minutes to turn a routine chore into a calorie-burning exercise”, says Miller.
Bill Miller’s Spring Fitness Guide includes estimated calorie expenditures for household and garden chores. In addition, the Spring Fitness Guide includes exercise modifications for doing the dishes, raking your yard, and mopping the floors that could help you burn up to 180 extra calories per half hour of activity. “Many of us would benefit from increasing our daily levels of activity and it’s as simple as tackling all those horrible house jobs we’ve been putting off for weeks. Not only will your home be a safer, cleaner and more hospitable environment for the effort, but you will have clocked-up some significant exercise hours at the same time.”
Restaurant Week in Rehoboth Beach Scheduled for June 3-9
Incredibly creative and dazzlingly delicious multi-course meals are being designed especially for Restaurant Week, June 3-9 in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Rehoboth Beach Main Street invites you to indulge in this gourmet event. It will feature Rehoboth’s finest restaurants serving up three-course $20 and/or $30 prix-fixe dinners with many of them offering wine pairings (beer and sake, too!) for an additional cost, plus entertainment, art displays, and other events as well. Some restaurants are even offering a $10-$15 prix-fixe lunch menu!
Rehoboth Beach is the ultimate Delaware seashore dining destination with gourmet restaurants participating and serving up delicious dishes from every corner of the globe. From haute French cuisine and seafood to Mediterranean tapas and sushi, there is truly something for everyone.
Come enjoy the bustling atmosphere of downtown Rehoboth Beach, where you can explore the beach and boardwalk along with some of the finest boutique shopping available while you celebrate your love of food. It’s downtown Rehoboth’s chance to showcase the quality, variety, and hospitality of its restaurant scene.