Housework can be just as good as the gym for burning calories

How many calories can you burn spring cleaning?

Spring cleaning could burn hundreds of calories and save hours in the gym according to fitness experts.

Online health and fitness site Vivotion.com has researched just how many calories can be burned by doing regular household chores and here are the results.

If you spend three hours over a week getting the creases out of your clothes you can burn 264 calories, the same as a Zumba class.

5. Ironing

If you spend three hours over a week getting the creases out of your clothes you can burn 264 calories, the same as a Zumba class.
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Giving your carpets a good clean can burn 90 calories in half an hour, which is the same as 15 minutes of kickboxing.

6. Vacuuming

Giving your carpets a good clean can burn 90 calories in half an hour, which is the same as 15 minutes of kickboxing.
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Factoring in loading and unloading the washing machine, hanging up the clothes and putting them away, doing the laundry can burn around 70 calories in an hour, which many will be pleased to hear is the same as doing 70 sit ups.

7. Laundry

Factoring in loading and unloading the washing machine, hanging up the clothes and putting them away, doing the laundry can burn around 70 calories in an hour, which many will be pleased to hear is the same as doing 70 sit ups.
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Scrubbing away at the dishes can burn an impressive 180 calories over a week if you spend 15 minutes doing it every day.

8. Washing up

Scrubbing away at the dishes can burn an impressive 180 calories over a week if you spend 15 minutes doing it every day.
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