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How many calories do you burn cleaning house?

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CDC recommendations suggest that adults perform at least 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise weekly or one hour and fifteen minutes of intense activity. But most of us get tired after cleaning our home. Have you ever wondered how many calories do you burn cleaning a house?

Most household errands consume calories utilizing a portion of similar physical developments that you do in a gym. For example, using your vacuum cleaner around the house requires some serious effort, yes? Thirty minutes vacuuming nets you with 100 calories if you’re 130 pounds and 170 calories if you’re 200 pounds! Don’t worry; you can also increase the intensity if you really want it. Just open one of your favorite rock n roll songs and jump around. (Source: definitely not me, but a close friend of mine)

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If you really feel going for it, you may use these variations that’s stated in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise journal to burn more. Of couse while talking about additional benefits, you can most certainly learn to engage your core and staying active will definitely help you boost your energy.

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As shown in the report of CDC in 2018, states with the lowest percentages of adults meeting the physical activity goals were West Virginia(12.7 percent), Tennessee (12.7 percent), and Mississippi (14.2 percent).

For all the states and their relative results, checkout these figures:

Age-adjusted percentages of men aged 18–64 who met both aerobic and muscle-strengthening federal guidelines through leisure-time physical activity, by state: United States, 2010–2015
Fig-2) Age-adjusted percentages of women aged 18–64 who met both aerobic and muscle-strengthening federal guidelines through leisure-time physical activity, by state: United States, 2010–2015

For further reading, checkout the original study.

As Mississippi, we have to be a little bit more active, don’t you agree?

These quarantine times definitely took a toll on us and our beautiful bodies, we admit and we know most fitness experts wouldn’t recommend household chores as a regular workout routine. But you can this housecleaning workout to at least feel alive and kicking! After All, the effects of physical exercise on functioning and wellbeing are proven numerous times by science authorities.

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/releases/released201905.htm#7A

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27433961/

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00509/full

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