Housework to Lose Weight

“Housework to lose weight” the headline sounds good, isn’t it? Yes, it sounds exciting as we all do some chores in our daily life. If this normal activity helps to stay fit, then it would be a bonus for every health conscious people. In our everyday life we just forget how much this household works burns our calories as various workout do. In a recent report, it is said that 11.5 hours of household work per week burns almost 2345 calories. Think once, you are doing gardening, mopping, vacuuming, mowing, tiding, washing the dishes, doing laundry etc. and losing your weight as well.


You will be astonished knowing that a minute of household work requires 72 steps and if you do your work for 30 minutes then you will take almost 2000 steps. It is much easier to spend some time with your family helping your wife or husband or your mother etc. rather to plan to go gym. Try doing some chores described below to stay fit and lose weight.


Cleaning and Tiding


It’s been many days you have cleaned your home. Start an hour cleaning mission to give a new look to your home. Extend your hands to your ceiling fan, reach out to cabinets, and relocate your furniture to bring a new appearance. An hour of cleaning activity will burn almost 230 calories.




It is a not only mere an activity rather you can refresh your mind staying with touch of nature. Watering the plants, weeding, mowing, seeding, cutting dead stalk are various range of activity which are beneficial for keeping abs in shape. You can burn almost 306 calories per hour.




Do you want to improve your arms and legs muscles? Try doing mopping your floor. It is an easy task to perform and you can do it without any heavy equipment except a mop. In one side you need to take some step on the other side you have to move your hands so your upper and lower body remain engaged and you burn 238 calories per hour.




Is everywhere dust in your room? Are you facing allergy due to this dust? Then you should not be sited idly without cleaning this dust. Vacuuming is an activity that requires bending your hips and leaning your shoulder to clean dust. At the same time, you have to push your arms to provide force to the floor. With this household activity, you can burn around 238 calories per hour.


Washing Dishes


This is not an activity that can burn enough calories from your body, but of course some benefits you can even grab washing dishes. You have invited some of friends and after a heavy dinner, there are many dishes that’s needed to be cleaned. Then start it quickly yourself or can do it with your husband or wife. Even through this activity, you can burn near about 85 calories.


You can mow your lawn, which will provide walking benefits to you. If you have newborn baby then spend some time with him or her leaving your baby sitter. Child rearing is also that requires many efforts. Besides you can do a strenuous work; laundry or paint your room. So whatever activity you like do it because all these physical movement will quicken your weight loss program.   


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