Of course we have better things to do with our time than sweeping and scrubbing. We could go to the gym and get a good workout, for one. But sweeping the floors, scrubbing the tub and washing the dishes can be a workout in itself and give you a clean house at the same time. Factors like our age, weight and fitness level affect the final tally but have you ever wondered how many calories do we burn doing household chores? Let’s find out, based on someone weighing 150 lbs (68 kg).
Doing laundry: 148 calories per hour
Sweeping: 161 calories per hour
Mopping: 314 calories an hour
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Vacuuming: 175 calories an hour
Dusting: 166 calories per hour
Scrubbing floors: 378 calories per hour
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Making the bed: 70 calories per hour
Cleaning windows: 231 calories per hour
Scrubbing the bathroom: 256 calories per hour
Washing the car: 314 calories
Moving furniture: 450 calories per hour
Washing dishes: 156 calories per hour
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Painting a room: 334 calories per hour
Scrubbing the tub: 360 calories per hour
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