# Calories burnt when doing the housework

#### niknaks

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#### furrystomper

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Here is a breakdown of how many calories you can burn by performing some simple every day task.
These calculations are based on an individual that weighs 160 pounds.
The more you weigh the more calories you will burn an hour, unless you have to move slowly because of your weight.
Using one of the many calorie calculators that are available free online can help you determine exactly how many calories you personally will burn doing a particular activity.
For a person who weighs 160 pounds, participating in any of the following activities for thirty minutes will cause the following expenditures in calories
Chopping and splitting wood 288 calories

Cooking dinner 96 calories

Digging in the garden 240 calories

Dusting 120 calories

Grocery shopping 190 calories

Ironing clothes 190 calories

Making a bed 94 calories

Moving furniture 288 calories

Playing with the kids 192 calories

Raking the lawn 206 calories

Shoveling snow 288 calories

Taking out the trash 120 calories

Trimming bushes 168 calories

Washing dishes 144 calories

Washing Windows 144 calories

Watering outdoor plants 120 calories

Vacuuming 196 calories
Keep in mind that the above figures represent a half an hour of activity.
For instance if you decided to vacuum for an hour, and have a very clean house you would burn close to 400 calories which is roughly the same as doing an hour of aqua aerobics or an hour of playing table tennis.
Vacuuming for half an hour is also equal to doing fifteen minutes on a step stair machine or fifteen minutes of circuit training.
The benefits of doing housework and chores to lose weight are obvious. Not only will you achieve a slimmer, sleeker body you will have a super clean and well organized house!
If you have kids you are even more blessed in the weight loss department. There is nothing more aerobic or that gets your heart pumping than having to chase a bad kid around the house.

#### niknaks

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#### squiddie

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