9 Household Activities That Burn Serious Calories ...


Did you know you can do certain household activities to lose weight? I hate doing housework – hate it – but after learning how many calories you can burn by doing certain chores, I'm a little more open to vacuuming, doing the laundry, and even bathing the dog. I'm doubly lucky at my current place, because the washer and dryer are in the basement … and my apartment is on the third floor of the house. Yay! Even if you're not that lucky, you too can turn to numerous household activities to lose weight, so you might look forward to your cleaning days!

1. Scrub the Tub

This is a daily chore in my house, because the Better Half and I both enjoy ridiculously long, hot baths that involve lots of Lush. Fortunately, it's also one of the best household activities to lose weight! It doesn't take long to do, of course, unless you're going full-throttle and taking care of the shower stall or the curtains, as well as any tile. The point is, in half an hour of scrubbing the tub, you'll burn 200 calories!

Clean the Floors
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