These Household Chores Burn Major Calories

In case you hate exercising we have great news for you. You can always stay active and fit by cleaning your home because most household chores burn major calories. Here’s exactly how many calories you’ll burn by doing common chores.

Mowing the Lawn

Mowing the lawn is actually not as boring as other chores, like washing dishes or vacuuming. At least you get to enjoy the great outdoors and spend some time in the fresh air. Apparently, it’s a good workout too because an hour of mowing the lawn burns 325 calories.

Cleaning the Bathroom

As you know, properly cleaning those bathroom tiles, shower, and shelves takes a lot of energy and we do it quite often. Maybe you’ll be more thrilled next time you have to do this when you hear that cleaning your bathroom for an hour burns 360 calories.


On our household chores list gardening is by far the most interesting and fun activity. Growing your own flowers, herbs, or vegetables is an awesome hobby. It’ll give you a reason to spend some time outside every day and burn up to 250 calories while having fun.


Apparently, there are people who think that vacuuming is fun and those people are probably very fit because vacuuming for only an hour burns 170 calories. Considering that we have to do it at least once a week, it seems like a good workout.