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Calories Burned From Household Activities

No Couch Potato Here! Calories Burned From Common Household Activities

From cleaning up to an afternoon nap, it's surprising how many calories household activities can burn. Curious? Check out this chart to see just how many calories you're burning doing day-to-day household tasks.

Household Activity (30 minutes)
Calories Burned
Redecorating the house and rearranging furniture
195
Spontaneous dance party in the kitchen
176
Backyard gardening
160
Taking a shower
125
Cleaning the house
86
Putting away groceries
78
Cooking dinner
78
Getting ready to go out
78
Washing dishes
66
Folding clothes
62
Playing board games
47
Talking on the phone
31
Reading
31
Sleeping
27

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