Instead of using a motor for pumping the water from the well if we can physically collect that water from the well, it will be also a good exercise for us.
I have seen some people go in a car for 2 Kms and walk there for 3 Kms and come back in the car. Why can't they walk and go and come back instead? They can reduce fuel consumption and that will be good for the environment and some money also will be saved.
It is correct to say that the household works are amounts to exercise. But who are doing such household works as told earlier? Everything done with the help of machines. In those days,
* people used to sleep on ground by spreading mat/bed sheets.
*Morning they keep the bed sheet folding - to fold they stretch their hands widely and folding - this is first exercise.
*They keep the bed sheets, pillows etc. in the top loft - for this they raise their hands up to the loft level
*Nowadays the bed is permanent with cot, people are not folding anything as they just come out of the bed in the morning
*For cooking they grind the flour, masala in stone grinder - for this the hands are moving front and back - but now no stone grinder as we are using mixie /wet grinder.
* To eat we used to sit on the floor by folding the legs but now we are using dining table
*While eating we mix rice and sambar by hand squeeze but now using hands and fingers are very rare as we are using spoons.
*While going for shopping, we use car or two wheeler till the door of shop from door of house.
*Above all cooking itself getting vanished slowly as many of us ordering online foods that too through mobile in the place of sitting.
Similar to that the household work though amounts to exercises many people systematically do not do such activities and so it cannot be considered as an exercise.
There are certain domestic chores which they could have done themselves such cleaning the utensils if the maid has not turned up or helping their own kids in completion of home assignments. However, this needs to change their mindsets so that such jobs don't tax them mentally.
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If we pursue any household work in the proper way, it is a kind of exercise that benefits your body. Especially brooming and mopping the floor, washing clothes, etc are very effective.
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