Number of Calories Burned in Exercise



Ever wondered exactly the number of calories burned in common daily chores around the house?

Do you have kids around the house? Everyone knows they can be exhausting, and now here's the proof! Did you know that you can burn around 158 calories in 30 minutes playing with your children? Are you actually better off playing with your children a little more than going to the gym?

To compare household activities with the number of calories burned at the gym, click here!

The list shows how many calories you burn if you do the activity for 30 minutes:



Household Activites

Activity

Gardening, heavy (digging etc)
Playing with children (vigorous, active periods)
Playing with animals (vigorous, active periods)
Gardening, general
Playing with children (moderate, active periods)
Playing with animals (moderate, active periods)
Mopping
Vacuuming
Carpet sweeping, sweeping floors
Car washing / window washing
Carrying small children
Playing with children (sitting, active periods)
Playing with animals (sitting, active periods)
General cleaning
Light cleaning (dusting, changing linen etc)
Ironing
Calories used
197
197
197
158
158
158
138
138
130
118
118
98
98
98
98
91



These figures have been calculated using the American College of Sports Medicine tables for a person weighing 155lbs. If you are heavier the calorie amounts rise in proportion. The order of the list, however, remains the same.







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