I pretty much vacuum my house once a day and let me tell you, I sometimes break a sweat. A new report by Wren Kitchens reveals how many calories you burn whilst doing your household chores. The good news is, that you don’t have to feel guilty about missing the gym.
If you’re running a busy household, you’ll know that a daily gym session can often drop to the bottom of the priority list. For me, it’s laundry and dusting, but now there might be a bit of motivation for completing my household chores. It turns out household chores can burn a staggering 20,000 calories a month (that’s the same as 16,816 burpees).
In this new report, you can see potentially how many calories you’ll burn by doing daily activities. The more chores you do, the more you may notice the pounds melt away. The study of 1,000 respondents revealed the average time households spend on their daily and weekly chores. This was then calculated into the number of calories burnt, as well as revealing how many burpees you save having to do.
The top household chores by calorie count can be seen below:
|Household chore||How long on average people spend doing these chores per week (minutes)||How long on average people spend doing these chores per month (minutes)||Calories burnt||How many burpees do you save having to do?*|
|Cleaning house / apartment / living area||280||1120||3976||3340|
|Cooking or food preparation||301.7||1207||2856||2400|
|Washing dishes and clearing dishes from the table||206.5||826||1932||1624|
|Putting away clothes||185.5||742||1708||1436|
|Making the bed||144.2||577||1316||1104|
Please note: the calorie counts are based on the average weight of a person being 156 pounds. If you weigh more, you’ll burn more. If you weigh less, you’ll burn less. Source: WrenKitchens