We all want to get in shape when spring and summer roll around, so why not burn a few calories any way you can. The gym is not the only place you can get your exercise, in fact, a study shows that you can burn up to 3,655 calories while doing your spring cleaning in a span of a few days. Meanwhile, the average marathon runner burns between 2,500 - 3,500 calories. We can't tell which one we want to participate in more.
So, throw on some tunes and plan yourself a little cleaning party. Here are some calorie burning facts we found interesting:
Cleaning the cupboards burns the most calories with people spending an average of 4 hours emptying, cleaning, and repacking the cupboards.
Cleaning the windows is the second most active activity.
Leave the floors to your bObsweep robot vacuum. Why vacuum when Bob sweeps, right?
Deep cleaning the bathrooms is next in line.
Dusting is the least active task.
Finally, turning the mattresses and making the beds (however many you have) for 1 hour can burn up to 136 calories.
Happy Spring Cleaning!