Need motivation to put away the pile of unwashed plates in the kitchen? What if we told you that it could help you burn a 100 calories? Forget slogging at the gym. Performing these seven everyday activities for one hour straight can torch more than a 100 calories. You get a svelte body and clean house! What else do you need?
Ironing clothes: As much as it's a frustratingly boring chore, it is also quite a calorie burner. In an hour, you can burn 122 to 183 calories. That's as much as the three rasgullas you wolfed down during lunch.
Washing dishes: One of the most despised chores in the house is washing dishes! It's boring and icky. But if you do it for an hour straight, you could burn anywhere between 183 and 122 calories! Next time somebody asks you to do the dishes, be happy to oblige them.
Washing clothes: And by washing clothes, we don't mean standing put by the washing machine while it does all the work. You'll have to move around, collecting dirty clothes, sorting them, washing them and putting them out to dry. Doing it for an hour will burn 125-173 calories! You'd get better results from washing them manually, but who's got time for that?
Carrying a baby: Moms and dads rejoice. Carrying and rocking your bundle of joy around the house can be good news for your waistline. This is not only a stress buster (depends on whether you have a wailing baby or a cooing angel), but also a major calorie burner. In an hour, expect to burn between 202 to 302 calories.
Mopping the floor: The bigger your house, the more calories (obviously) you'll burn. Mopping requires you stay standing for a long time and push the mop around. You could torch down anywhere between 245 and 370 calories, if you do it for an hour straight. That's as much as one samosa.
Cooking: Moving around in the kitchen, prepping veggies, standing at the kitchen counter for a hour straight can helps you burn around 144 to 215 calories. But we hope you'll be cooking something healthy. No point in feasting on biryani, kheer and pakodas after burning 100+ calories.
Gardening: Probably the most effect household workout, gardening can torch down 282 to 442 calories in an hour. It's a labour intensive chore that requires you to do some heavy lifting, squatting and digging.