Did you know that you can turn the house chores into calories burner? Cleaning your house might not be a fun idea but it can be a great way to burn some extra calories. There is a reason they call it housework, and I will share how you can get a workout while cleaning the house.
How many calories you can burn depends on your gender, age, weight, and how much effort you exert while cleaning the house. However, many fitness experts say that the average person can burn 100-300 calories per hour of housework.
An individual chore is not much of work but, if you do several chores over a period of time you can burn calories really fast. Here is the estimated number of calories you can burn while performing these common housework chores.
Sweeping for 10 minutes = 37 calories
Vacuuming for 10 minutes = 37 calories
Ironing for 20 minutes = 50 calories
Mopping for 20 minutes = 42 calories
Making beds for 10 minutes = 23 calories
Washing dishes for 10 minutes = 26 calories
All of these chores combined = 215 calories
The more energy you put out, the more calories you burn. It is as simple as that, really. So, the more challenging the activity, the greater the physical benefit. You need to work at a brisk pace to reap the maximum benefit and calories burn from domestic duties.