So I found this professor article about how much different chores burn in calories. And many of them really chocked me so I thought it could be fun to share them with you. And somehow it fits into my blogging as a 40’s and 50’s housewife. How to burn calories and still clean your house.
For reference I have this:
- A person will burn about 228 calories during a 5 km if he or she runs a 10-minute per mile pace.
- If you choose to walk a 5 Km course, you’ll burn approximately 186 calories, according to the American Council on Exercise.
1. Mopping & Sweeping the floor
156 Calories / Hour
I LOVE to do the mopping to be honest. I usually put on some nice music and use the mop as a microphone stand. I hope I’m not alone in doing this.
2. Cleaning the Bathroom
360 Calories / Hour
I can’t say I’m very happy in cleaning the bathroom but with 360 calories / hour it might get me to do it more often.
170 Calories / Hour
I hate vacuuming for the reason that it spits out hot air and makes me sweat even more. Maybe that’s a good thing though.
4. Cleaning the Windows
140 – 300 Calories / Hour
Because my apartment is facing a big road and is on the first floor I have to do this a lot. Otherwise you can’t see out. Good to know I’m gaining something out of it.
5. Decluttering / Cleaning the Closet
85 Calories / Hour
I do this way to less. I love to save things. I think I have the “it could be good to have” mentality.
6. Mowing the Lawn.
325 Calories / Hour
Good calorie rate but this will never be something I will do. My dad never let me do it at home either, it was something my brothers got to do and to stand there in the heat. Not my thing.
7. Cooking Dinner
150 Calories / Hour
I love cooking dinner. This I gladly do daily.
8. Shoveling Snow.
415 Calories / Hour
In Sweden, as I live, this must be something we can gain something on every day. But its so goddamn heavy >.<
9. Light Gardening
250 Calories / Hour
With light gardening it means just picking some flowers, veggies and doing all the fun things.
290 Calories / Hour
Painting the walls that is. Maybe a great time to repaint a room in the apartment / house.
11. Moving House or Rearranging the Furniture
400 Calories / Hour
Moving is something I usually do for my friends. I mostly helped to get that thank-you-pizza after. But 400 calories, damn, so worth now.
12. Talking on the Phone
90 Calories / Hour
I always walk and talk in the phone. Don’t really know why, its just a thing I do. But to think it burns 90 calories feels nice.
13. Styling your Hair
190 Calories / hour
Mm, hold that hair driers, pliers, hair up etc. is killing my arms. And to do a vintage 1940s hairdo might take at least 30 min if not more. Now I know it almost to 100 calories to my arms.