How Many Calories Do You Burn Doing Housework?

by Dawn Chen
WEIGHT LOSS  |  July 27, 2018
  • Lose weight while doing housework
    1 / 10 Lose weight while doing housework

    No one really likes doing housework, but now you can take comfort in the fact that cleaning and doing chores doubles up as a mini workout. While the results can’t compare to a full-on gym session, it’s still nice to know that an hour of mopping the floor burns as many calories as a 30-minute jog.

    It’s one of the everyday things you can do to burn more calories and it’s definitely better than just vegetating on the sofa, which gets rid of none. Go on and volunteer to do the following household chores.

    (Also Read: 10 Easy Ways to Lose Weight Without Going to The Gym)

    Calorie calculations are from Calorielab, and based on a 55kg woman.

    All photos: www.123rf.com

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  • Mopping the floor
    2 / 10 Mopping the floor

    After 15 minutes of mopping the floor, you’ll burn 34 calories.

    After one hour of mopping the floor, you’ll burn 138 calories.

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  • Washing the dishes
    3 / 10 Washing the dishes

    After 15 minutes of washing dishes, you’ll burn 18 calories.

    After one hour of washing dishes, you’ll burn 72 calories.

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  • Vacuuming
    4 / 10 Vacuuming

    After 15 minutes of vacuuming, you’ll burn 34 calories.

    After one hour of vacuuming, you’ll burn 138 calories.

    (Also read: 8 Ways to Burn More Calories By Walking)

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  • Doing laundry
    5 / 10 Doing laundry

    After 15 minutes of doing laundry, you’ll burn 14 calories.

    After one hour of doing laundry, you’ll burn 55 calories.

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  • Ironing clothes
    6 / 10 Ironing clothes

    After 15 minutes of ironing, you’ll burn 18 calories.

    After one hour of ironing, you’ll burn 72 calories.

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  • Packing and walking around
    7 / 10 Packing and walking around

    After 15 minutes of putting away things, you’ll burn 28 calories.

    After one hour of putting away things, you’ll burn 110 calories.

    (Also read: 10 Ways to Trick Your Body Into Burning More Fat)

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  • Gardening
    8 / 10 Gardening

    After 15 minutes of gardening, you’ll burn 41 calories.

    After one hour of gardening, you’ll burn 165 calories.

     

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  • Bathing the dog
    9 / 10 Bathing the dog

    After 15 minutes of bathing the dog (or another pet), you’ll burn 34 calories.

    After one hour of bathing the dog (or another pet), you’ll burn 138 calories.

     

     

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  • Scrubbing the floor
    10 / 10 Scrubbing the floor

    After 15 minutes of scrubbing the floor on your hands and knees, you’ll burn 39 calories.

    After one hour of scrubbing the floor on your hands and knees, you’ll burn 154 calories.

    (Also read: 16 Ways to Burn 100 Extra Calories Without Even Trying)

     

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