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With spring time almost here, home maintenance can become a task added to the workload. But have you considered it being a work-out?

Whether you only have 15 minutes or an hour, here are some ways to burn those calories while working around the house.

 

Outside:

  • Building a fence: 85 calories for 15 min / 340 calories for 60 minutes.
  • Cleaning gutters: 68 calories for 15 min / 272 calories for 60 minutes.
  • Push mowing the lawn: 108 calories for 15 min / 400 calories for 60 minutes.
  • Painting outside of the house: 68 calories for 15 min / 272 calories for 60 minutes.

Inside:

  • Washing the dishes: 100 calories for 60 minutes.
  • Moving furniture: 100 calories for 25 minutes.
  • Cleaning the windows: 100 calories for 30 minutes.
  • Vacuuming: 100 calories for 60 minutes.

 

Getting a jumpstart on spring cleaning can not only tidy up things around the house, but also help get in shape. Do you have any house chores that you could add to this list? Let us know what you think by commenting below.

 

Sources:

http://news.health.com/2013/04/22/10-chores-that-burn-100-calories/

http://www.houserepairsyourself.com/?p=1306

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