Does weekly mopping of floors count as exercise for the day?? My house is about 1200 sq ft with all hard flooring materials and I do this weekly. It is something "new" for me as I was living with my daughter and did not have this level of housework to do and before that I had a husband that helped with the housework so it has been about 3 years since I have done it all. I feel that eventually I would not count it (after a month or so or when it becomes "easy") let's say when I quit dripping sweat and huffing and puffing!!!