Dream scenario: Get fit while cleaning your house
Doing chores around the house may not feel as intense as HIIT, or any workout for that matter. (These workouts burn the most calories, according to science.) But if you spend enough time cleaning or—dare we suggest it—doing multiple chores at once, those calories burned can add up. Here, we found out just how many calories we burn after 30 minutes of various spring cleaning activities. Note: These calculations were made using the average weights of American women (166 lbs) and men (195 lbs) over the age 20. (This is how often you should be cleaning everything in your house.)
Sweeping the floors
Women burn: 87 calories
Men burn: 102 calories
Women burn: 94 calories
Men burn: 111 calories
These are things that professional housecleaners do in their homes every day.