With all the lovely food and drink available to us, staying healthy is sometimes challenging. However, did you know cleaning your home can help burn between 144 – 170 calories per hour. Cleaning your home does not replace exercising and eating healthy, however being active when vacuuming or dusting your home can actually help your waistline.
Cleaning can also help you stay away from the refrigerator. Often when people get bored, they turn to food rather than another activity. Avoid the boredom munchies by picking up your broom or washing some windows. Even organizing a closet or garage will help you burn calories and keep you from the refrigerator or pantry. Scrubbing, lifting and moving around items can help build muscle.
Spend a little extra time over the weekend straightening up, washing your car or even mopping your floors. And burn away the lovely glass of wine or piece of chocolate that you could not live without. I know I couldn’t. To track some of your calorie burn, take at look at this calorie calculator from Self Magazine. Getting in shape just a got a little easier and just in time for bikini season! So, let’s get cleaning. The more hours you devote to your home, the more more calories you burn.