Housework – Fitness & Calories Burned
Instead of viewing housework as a chore, see it as your workout time.
Vacuuming, polishing and cleaning windows are all great fat-burners. You can burn up to 250 calories an hour – about the same as you would walking for an hour.
Five hours housework a week burns a total of 65,000 calories a year – the same number of calories you need to burn in order to lose over 18 pounds a year.
So don’t look at housework as a waste of energy – see it as a way to improve fitness and burn calories.
For healthy sustained weight loss, choose a diet that follows the Food Pyramid Guidelines and offers diet support, exercise advice and weight loss motivation.