Infographic: How Many Calories You Burn During Housework


Housework is one of my personal favorite forms of spontaneous physical activity. Although I’m a runner who regularly engages in weight training, I actually hate going to the gym. As such, I prefer to be as physically active as I can outdoors and at home – When it comes to being active at home, housework definitely does the trick for me!

Now, many people really underestimate the calorie-burning potential of household chores as forms of physical activity. You can easily burn thousands of calories in a single day by regularly doing so.

But, a picture speaks much louder than words and seeing just how many calories you can burn during housework is better than my simply telling you. Check out the easy to follow infographic above by Master Cleaners, LTD and see just how powerful and effective housework can be.

Related Article: Spontaneous Physical Activity: What Is It and Why You Need It Every Day

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