Activity Snacks


This month’s activity is “laundry lifts.” Add squats to your weekly house work routine. While loading the washing machine, with the clothes in the basket on the floor, try bending to the basket and only picking up a couple of pieces of clothes at a time. Be sure to bend at the knee to strengthen your legs and protect your back. When it comes time to take your clothes out of the dryer, you can do the same thing. Fold a few clothing items, bend at the knee, and add your washed and folded clothes to your basket.

Here are a few more tips:

  • Make multiple trips to the car when leaving the laundromat

  • Make multiple trips up and down the stairs to put the clothes away

  • Go for a walk between the wash and dry cycle

  • Add music

  • 30 minutes per day