Spring cleaning and calorie burning

By Meagan Kline

It’s that time again for spring cleaning- so open your windows, turn on the tunes and get to work!  Oh, and burn some calories while you’re at it! ​ 

031113 The Mop Dance WEB

Take a look at the activity involved in this yearly ritual...

  • Bathing Fido: 170 cal/hour
  • Dancing around house: 322 cal/hour
  • Ironing: 156 cal/hour
  • Folding laundry: 136 cal/hour
  • Mopping: 238 cal/hour
  • Moving furniture: 408 cal/hour
  • Sweeping: 224 cal/hour
  • Vacuuming: 238 cal/hour
  • Washing dishes: 156 cal/hour

There’s a reason they call it housework!​