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Burn Calories While Spring Cleaning

Healthy To-Do: Burn Calories While Spring Cleaning

Spring has sprung, so now it's time for some Spring cleaning. Maybe dusting and organizing clutter is not the most exciting way to spend your weekend, but you'll feel so much better you'll feel when it is all done. Go ahead and clean out your closet, dust under your bed and on top of the fridge, vacuum your mattress to get rid of dust mites, and open up the windows to get some fresh air circulating. A huge plus is you'll also be burning some major calories too. To find out how many


These calculations are based on a 130-pound woman.

Activity: Calories burned per 30 minutes:
Mopping or sweeping the floor 85
Dusting 85
Gardening/weeding 140
Ironing 74
Doing laundry 73
Mowing the lawn 163
Mowing the lawn (push mower) 172
Raking the lawn 125
Rearranging furniture 101
Washing dishes 85
Washing the car 101
Washing windows 85
Cleaning out the garage 101


hope2be hope2be 8 years
Oh we're lucky here in sunny Oregon (last day of sun until more rain tomorrow). Hehe, I just finished my spring cleaning (basically purging unnecessary items, steam cleaning carpet, and basically organizing everything) last week. Good to know that I Might have burned some calories :p I wonder about vacuuming. I vacuum daily (unless when sick, so it became once every 2 days) and do everything on that list on a daily basis beside emptying out garage (no garage here), raking the leaves and rearranging furniture. My fiancee pulled his weight too, especially during the 'deep cleaning' session. He'll deal with the nasty stuff LOL.
Jess8902 Jess8902 8 years
It's gonna snow here tonight in Ohio too. I'm spring cleaning today because my 2 little boys plus one big boy plus one puppy have done a number on my kitchen over the weekend. I don't feel oppressed or angry at men yet..Yay for burning calories though:)
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