If hating housework could burn calories, we’d all be rail thin. But at least you can turn your housework into a workout that actually does the body good. Sharecare has the skinny on how you can clean house and shape up.
Housework can burn an average of 250 calories per hour for a 150 lb. woman—if you do it right, says NASM Elite Trainer Anka Ivanisevic. “Make every opportunity to move more, lift more and carry more,” she says. If you make extra trips up and down stairs or throw in some lunges while picking up the living room and those calories can really add up.
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