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Top Spring Cleaning Calorie Burners

Spring Fit Tip: Top Spring Cleaning Calorie Burners

I know that Spring cleaning can seem like a drag, but one short weekend of cleaning up where you live can burn a lot of calories. So get out your dust (and sweat) rag, because you can burn serious calories during your Spring cleaning this year. Here are my top 12 Spring cleaning calorie burners:

Activity: Calories burned (per 30 minutes)*:
Doing laundry 73
Dusting 85
Gardening 184
Ironing 77
Mopping the floor 153
Mowing the lawn (push mower) 148
Raking the lawn 135
Rearranging furniture 225
Washing dishes 77
Washing the car 153
Washing windows 105
Weeding the yard 153

*Based on a 150 lb. person.


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aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Ha good to know!!
Pistil Pistil 9 years
Not bad, I clean for a living. Haha, Spectra, I did that last weekend... it took me long enough.
ehadams ehadams 9 years
My mom will be so happy... rearranging furniture is a daily activity for her!
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I won't be raking my lawn just yet, but I DO have to get out there and clean up all the dog doo that built up all winter under the snow that finally melted off. I wonder how many calories THAT burns off, lol.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
good info!!!!
rpenner rpenner 9 years
i hate cleaning. but i use the calories i'm burning as a motivator!
linb linb 9 years
I'm going to start rearranging my furniture a couple of times a day! OK, not really. I'm surprised mopping burns more than mowing the grass.
randomname12345 randomname12345 9 years
I guess this list should motivate me to clean more, but right now I feel like being lazy and sitting on my bum. :P
modemlooper modemlooper 9 years
sex burns 400 calories in 30 min
ElissaM ElissaM 9 years
More benefits of a clean house :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Oh I know when I clean I burn LOTS!
crystahl crystahl 9 years
whoo hoo! i might have to do some cleaning tonight!
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