If you are wondering how our mothers and grandmothers keep in shape without ever entering the gym it is probably due to the time they spend at home. Yes! Being at home and doing household chores can burn calories and help you lose weight. There are various ways in which you can trim down without going anywhere or doing strenuous workouts. Taking up small tasks like mopping the floor or washing the dishes not only burn calories but also exercise different parts of your body and doing these on a regular basis can keep you agile and also in shape.