Struggling to do your household chores? Are you lazy to vacuum your house on regular basis?

Try doing your daily household chores diligently and you can burn around 50.261 calories in a year.

In a study involving 3000 respondents, researchers found that people walk more than 22 miles in a year while they are cleaning their houses. In addition, the researchers also concluded that domestic household chores such as vacuuming and ironing translate into 6800 calories burned in a year.

“Keeping the house tidy annually burns the same number of calories found in 603 glasses of wine, 192 bars of chocolate, 369 cans of fizzy drink, 146 cheeseburgers or 394 packs of crisps.” Ref

Although one can’t expect to lose weight simply by doing household chores, a little more movement and extra calories burned can’t hurt either. Here’s a list of household chores which burn the most calories from DailyMail. Don’t ask me how laundry can burn freaking 9000 calories in a year (when all you need to do is to press a button and wait).

Over a year domestic chores were found to provide the same amount of exercise as spending 57 hours running at 8.5 miles an hour. That's about one hour running per week.



DailyMail.co.uk

12 comments:

  1. Anonymous said...

    Shoveling the snow is the most physically intense activity that I will have to do in the winter. Since it's cold, body will burn additional calories to make us warm.

  2. curryegg said...

    Uuhh? Doing household chore will lose averagely around 50.261 a year? Wow... But I still hate household chores.. :(

  3. Tasha Chan said...

    I found this unsurprisingly true. Daily chores are exhausting, I always feel tired after doing my daily household cleaning.

  4. Anonymous said...

    Cleaning the bathroom and the entire house is a real pain. Especially when you have four kids and nobody to help.

  5. Sean said...

    I should do my laundry more often! It is easy because I only need to put my clothes into washing machine, it burns a lot of calories! hahah!!
    Btw, I hate ironing my clothes :(

  6. keeyit said...

    I always do household. People always said move often and do not sit always..

  7. Jordan Pearce said...

    Thank goodness I love to clean and do it often. Laundry is my least favorite and I put it off as long as possible. Yes I have enough clothes to get away with that...

  8. shern's mom said...

    ya, this is true.
    like what my mom said to me: "i think you cannot get back to your pre-pregnancy weight is because you didn't do any house chores". and she goes, "those day..blah blah blah".

    and after readin this, confirm she's right.

  9. Cherry said...

    I think laundry in the example refers to medieval style laundry where you rub and scrub the clothes. No wonder it burns so much.

  10. Health Freak Mommy said...

    Very true. Before I had a maid, I did all the household chores myself and I managed to maintain my weight without any exercise.

  11. Anonymous said...

    Makes sense! But I am still too lazy to do my chores :-(

  12. Anonymous said...

    I certainly agree. Until this fall, I was office personal sitting in a chair all day. Now I am a full time homemaker. I am tired at the end of the day and my feet ache!



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