No, this is not another diet and workout regimen that you need to follow. It is something that most of you love to do–burn those unwanted calories! That’s exactly what you’ll do cleaning your house.
However, before jumping into the steps, it is best to set some standard. For instance, in sweeping and mopping the floor how many calories do you intend to lose and how will you do it? For example, you can start by aiming to burn a few calories while sweeping the floor and increase the intensity by making the chore more vigorous so you burn more calories. Adding some variations to your daily chores can help you lose calories fast and more effectively.
Here are 5 steps to stepping up your different chores so you will burn more calories.
Step #1 Sweep and Mop the Floor Manually
By stepping up this chore, you can lose 156 calories in an hour. Did you know that sweeping and mopping dirty and dusty floors is a good workout for your upper and lower body? Yes, you can burn those excess calories, and at the same time, you get a sparkling clean floor. To burn more calories than usual when doing these chores, do not use electrical mop or sweeper. You can burn up to 187 calories in 30 minutes.
Step #2 Clean the Bathroom
Add some extra energy when scrubbing the tiles, cleaning the shower and washbasin to remove soap scum. If you do this, you will burn more than 90 calories in 15 minutes, and you will work out those underarm muscles. In an hour you will lose a total of 360 calories.
Step #3 Rearrange the Furniture
If you want to lose 100 more calories while cleaning the house, you can move the couch and dust the floor underneath. You can also rearrange the furniture or move it up or down the stairs and lose a total of 200 calories in 30 minutes.
Step # 4 Vacuuming
This is one of the favorite chores of many homeowners. It provides a good effect for less effort. It can help you burn 170 calories within an hour. If you have kids and pets around, you might burn more calories as you need to vacuum more often, sometimes more than once a day,
Step #5 Mow the Lawn On Your Own
By mowing the lawn on your own, you save money and burn some calories. Deal with your lawn care without getting help from others. To burn the maximum amount of calories, use a manual or push mower. In an hour you will be able to burn 325 calories or more.
If you are too busy to visit the gym and do your workout, do not worry about it! With the above chores, you can burn calories, exercise, and at the same time clean your house. Step up those chores, add some variations, and you will surely lose those unwanted calories.