Feel like you’ve got so many chores to do that you don’t have time to work out? Never fret, these seven household tasks burn 100 calories or more each. Talk about killing two birds with one stone. All calorie estimates come from Health.com.
April 18, 2017
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Household Chores That Burn Calories
Feel like you’ve got so many chores to do that you don’t have time to work out? Never fret, these seven household tasks burn 100 calories or more each.
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Keep your floor clean and waist slim by vacuuming. One hour ends up burning 100 calories, so be sure you take your time and get into all of those hard-to-reach places.
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Let the sunshine in by washing the inside and outside of your home’s windows, with the added bonus of burning off 100 calories for every 30 minutes.
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To make a painful task a little more fulfilling, it helps to know that mowing the lawn for 20 minutes can burn more calories than power walking. The catch is that you have to use a push mower, no riding around the neighborhood.
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Whether you’ve watched too much HGTV or just want to make sure your feng shui is in order, repositioning your couch may have more benefits than what meets the eye. Moving furniture burns 100 calories for every 25 minutes.
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If you can’t get yourself out of bed early enough to exercise and get gussied up, then you’re in luck. Blow drying, straightening, and styling your hair for 35 minutes burns 100 calories.
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Walk and Talk
Pacing while chatting is a habit plenty of people have. Though we’re guessing most don’t know that 35 minutes of walking while talking on the phone will burn 100 calories.
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Roll up your sleeves, because washing and drying dishes for an hour burns 100 calories. Take a selfie afterwards because you just worked out.