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Housecleaning excercise!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

I've been trying to make sure to start most days with some yoga because it always makes me feel good. But yesterday I knew I ran a lot of stairs because it was laundry day plus I walk a few laps around the basement in between loads. Today I did some good vacuming and detail cleaning like fridge coils and cob webs. Not only did I get tired and hot but it looks great! It made me feel good and I realized it was good excercise! Hmmmm maybe I need to do this more often! emoticon
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    Oh cleaning can be some great exercise. It's great to multi-task too without feeling like you have to try hard!! I have a chart that says a 130 pound woman would burn 55.5 calories for every 15 minutes of cleaning. You burn 5% more calories for every 7 pounds over 130 pounds. Oh, I just saw that mowing the lawn is 99 calories per 15 minutes. I think I'll take that job from now on this summer!!
    2947 days ago
    I'm sure there must be someplace to find calories burned, or at least some kind of average since we all work at a different pace. The app on my iPod says 30 minutes of house cleaning burns 124. Doesn't seem like enough for the way I was going!! But it still felt good!
    3062 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/4/2009 9:03:29 AM
    I never thought about that, cleaning being exercise. What a good point. I wonder if there is a website that can tell you calories burned with housework?
    3063 days ago
    Isn't that a great way to get some exercise in. Keep up the good work.
    3063 days ago
    I think you can get a good workout cleaning, and you are right, the house looks so much better!
    3063 days ago
    I like playing quick moving music when I clean and loud. that gets me dancing a little and I have a bit more fun cleaning. Keep up the good work.
    3063 days ago
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