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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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MRSGIXXER 2/27/2010 7:45PM

    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!!

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LINDACC5 11/4/2009 9:02AM

    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!

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MERILAUGHS 11/3/2009 10:57PM

    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?

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BEVPRESLEY 11/3/2009 7:13PM

    Isn't that a great way to get some exercise in. Keep up the good work.

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KRDRAPES 11/3/2009 5:57PM

    I think you can get a good workout cleaning, and you are right, the house looks so much better!

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MADFRANQ 11/3/2009 4:41PM

    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.

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