We could all use a good laugh right about now, and the “guy secrets that girls don’t know about” Reddit thread sure does the trick. For instance:
“Sometimes we pee on the poo stains in the toilet because we are too lazy to use the scrub.”
“No matter how you shake and dance, the last two drops go in your pants.”
At the same time, the thread reveals these awesome tips for getting off the couch, getting active, and getting sh*t done during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While chores are a great way to show off our superhuman strength, they can also double as easy workouts. In spring, for instance, cleaning your eavestroughs by climbing ladders, scooping up leaf goo and raking it up burns around 320 calories an hour. Washing all the winter grime off your beloved vehicle, meanwhile, clocks in at around 290 calories per hour. Plus, it’s easy to fit leg-strengthening squats into both chores. What’s a squat? Here’s how it’s done.
Be it snow, sand or soil, springtime shovelling can burn more than 400 calories an hour. Lift the load to chest height and hold it for 10 seconds, and you’ll work all your major muscle groups: legs, core, back, shoulders and arms. Now that’s multi-tasking!
Amen to that last part! Outdoor showers may not be a good idea in springtime, but showering at home after getting your sweat on with some outdoor jump rope, cycling or jumping jacks feels amazing. Plus, your fitter physique might encourage your significant other to join you behind the shower curtain.
Grab a frisbee, football or softball from the garage and make good use of the parks your tax dollars pay for while having some active fun with your family. It’ll do them — and you — some good.
OK, this one has nothing to do with getting active, but it IS a great reminder to always wash your hands for 20 seconds — or how long it takes to sing “Happy Birthday twice — whenever you come home after leaving the house. Just making sure you’re on board with social distancing!
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Adam Bisby is a Toronto-based freelance journalist and father of two. His award-winning stories have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and National Post newspapers, in magazines like Explore, Reader’s Digest, International Traveller and Canadian Family, and on websites including MSN, MSN Canada, and DontChangeMuch.ca. Visit Adam’s website for more details on his award winning work.