I promised myself yesterday I was going to get my house cleaned. Now I do not have a Fit Bit or any other wrist pedometer, and I can't see carrying my cell phone around all day. I'll just have to trust that many of the actions and movements that come with cleaning my house will also result in a a little calorie burning action as well. Just to try and determine, I found this nifty article: Burn More Calories While Cleaning Your House.
- Vacuuming-Depending on my weight, I can burn between 99 calories and 166 for every 30 minute I push that sucker around on my carpets. Reaching for that cob web, stretching behind and underneath a couch in stretch and lunge positions, who needs a membership to a health club.
- Sweeping and scrubbing the kitchen and entry floors- I couldn't specifically find this, but I'm going to assume this is on the same line as the vacuuming. I have a decent amount of floor space, and if I am really serious, I should get on my hands and knees and get those corners.
- Those overdue bathrooms? I can count 4 calories burned for each minute I spend wiping counters and walls, scrubbing grout and toilet bowls, and again sweeping and mopping the floors. The bathrooms are usually a good 30 minute job each-so 240 calories. Whoo hoo!
- Dusting the furniture will give me a return of 87 calories for every 30 minutes. I've got dusting area in the living room, dining room, entry, and family room.
- Changing multiple bed lines- There goes another 167 calories when I strip both my bed, the extra room bed, wash and then remake them. We also get to sleep in fresh sheets and that's a bonus win.
the dust bunnies build up.
I feel like I've been a bit salty in posts and comments. I'm feeling the January crabbiness and am hearing and reading passive agressive banter, whether there or not. I need a good work out to knock the mental cobwebs along with those in my house. Here's one final thought that ties a clean house to a clear mind.