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Some people find cleaning or working around their home a therapeutic, relaxing activity. Others do it only when it’s absolutely necessary. But did you know it can burn a significant amount of calories?
Text by Stacy Wynn
In about 30 minutes, you can burn up to 200 calories cleaning out the tub. Making the bed is 130 calories. Cleaning windows is 125 calories…the same amount as 20 minutes of power yoga.
A half-hour of digging burns an impressive 315 calories, equivalent to 45 minutes of average bicycling. Weeding for the same amount of time burns 115 calories. Raking leaves burns a surprising 225 calories.
A whopping 143 calories is burned for every 30 min. spent washing a car. Climbing stairs for 30 minutes — this can be an accumulated time — burns 285 calories. Painting and decorating takes an estimated 160 calories.