Need a little incentive to get that house clean? I know I do. Did you know that many common chores can actually burn a great deal of calories? It’s true. An hour or two of brisk housework each day of the week can not only keep your home tidy, but can actually help you stay in shape. Now, I am not saying you shouldn’t tack on other forms of exercise as well, but housework is a start. Even diet plans like Weight Watchers will allow you to gain activity points for 30 minutes of certain household chores! How much can you burn?
Mopping – 310 Calories Per Hour
Dusting – 221 Calories Per Hour
Sweeping – 225-250 Calories Per Hour
Cleaning the Bathroom – 336 Calories Per Hour
Laundry – 190 Calories Per Hour
Cooking – 187 Calories Per Hour
Yard Work – 442 Calories Per Hour
Doing Dishes – 199 Calories Per Hour
* All calories burned are estimates based on the information in the fitness tracker at Livestrong.com and are based on brisk movements with a moderate to high level of activity.