I think that the question “Can cleaning chores burn calories?” has crossed all of our minds at some point in our lives. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that cleaning our homes can have another benefit? Wouldn’t it be nice to know that we don’t have to go to the gym so often because burning calories is something we can do from the comfort of our own homes?
Well, it actually turns out that housework can indeed help you lose weight which I think is absolutely amazing. There are numerous of studies made on this topic which show that cleaning your home for 11 hours a week on average can help you lose approximately a kilogram a month – just by doing chores you need to!
Studies show that by simply making your bed you burn 70 calories which equals 20 minutes of pilates! Doing your laundry can burn the calories of one glass of wine – 148 calories on average. Sweeping can burn 161 calories which is the same as cycling for 20 minutes.
If you want to burn the calories of the pasta you had for dinner you can vacuum your home which will burn around 175 calories on average – something you do when you jog for 20 minutes! Washing your car can be even more effective since the studies show you burn 314 calories – so if you had a slice of cake you are worried about you can clean your car!
We all know that swimming is also a great way to burn calories, right? Well, instead of swimming for 45 minutes which will burn 314 calories you can mop the floors in your home which is just as effective!