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Infographic – How Many Calories You Burn Doing Housework

Cleaning can burn a surprising amount of calories. Find out just how many with our infographic.

How Many Calories You Burn Doing Housework

Calories Burnt Inside the Home

  • Vacuuming – 150 calories per hour
  • Dusting – 100 calories per hour
  • Scrubbing – 400 calories per hour
  • Ironing – 140 calories per hour
  • Cleaning Glass – 250 calories per hour
  • Sweeping – 156 calories per hour
  • Cleaning Bathroom – 231 calories per hour
  • Making beds – 260 calories per hour
  • Food Prep – 68 calories per hour
  • Washing Up – 102 calories per hour

Calorie Burning Comparisons

  • 30 minutes of scrubbing the bath is equal to 45 minutes of ballroom dancing.
  • 30 minutes of vacuuming the house is equal to 15 minutes of kick boxing.
  • 30 minutes preparing a meal is equal to 9 minutes of playing tennis.
  • 30 minutes of dusting the house is equal to 10 minutes of salsa dancing.
  • 30 minutes of shelving groceries is equal to 18 minutes of playing badminton.
  • 30 minutes of climbing stairs is equal to 19 minutes of skipping continuously.
Last modified: September 4th, 2018 by Master Cleaners
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