Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Housecleaning: The New Fitness Craze?

Did you know that housecleaning could make you healthier and help you lose weight? Believe it or not, the activities associated with daily chores can burn calories and raise your heart rate. Here are some common chores and the amount of calories you could burn (the number of calories burned will vary based on fitness level, weight and gender):

Washing windows: 4 calories/minute

Scrubbing floors on your hands and knees: 5 calories/minute

Vacuuming: 4 calories/minute

Light dusting: 3 calories/minute

Mopping: 4 calories/minute

Making the bed: 2 calories/minute

Washing dishes: 3 calories/minute

So get out your cleaning supplies and start workin' it!

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