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.
Household owner's, throw on some tunes and have 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. You can burn up to 952 calories!
Cleaning the windows is the second most active activity, with people spending 3 hours, they burned 612 calories.
Vacuuming for 1 hour will burn 238 calories.
Deep cleaning the bathrooms for 1 hour will burn 258 calories.
Dusting is the least active task, burning just 170 calories in 1 hour.
Turning the mattresses and making the beds (however many you have) for 1 hour will burn 136 calories.
Reward your body and your home.