Sure, you would be hard-pressed to find a woman or a man who says that they enjoy the thoughts of spring cleaning. But, if you just take into consideration how many calories are burned while you are doing your spring cleaning, then you may be a little more excited when spring rolls around this year.
The actual number of calories burned will depend on your weight, gender and age, but their calculators that you can find online (FitDay or NutriStrategy) that will help you to calculate your actual calories burned.
So, dust off your mops, break out the cleaner and begin to sweat off the weight!
Editor’s Note: The calories burned estimates listed here are based on one hour of cleaning for a 155-pound woman.
Gardening: 226 calories
Window washing: 226 calories
Scrubbing floors (on hands and knees): 291 calories
Laundry, ironing: 84 calories
Sewing repairs: 36 calories
Dusting: 97 calories
Scrubbing toilets, tub: 246 calories
Vacuuming: 317 calories
Cleaning gutters: 258 calories
Moving furniture, household items: 387 calories
Painting, papering, plastering: 317 calories
Sweeping: 194 calories
Mopping: 153 calories
Mowing the lawn: 148 calories
Washing dishes: 77 calories