Monday 16 December, 2019

Forget those burpees: Study shows taking care of kids burns calories

Household chores burn calories according to a UK study.  Vaccuming burns 387 calories.

Household chores burn calories according to a UK study. Vaccuming burns 387 calories.

Cleaning up after kids and doing household chores can burn calories.

This, according to a new UK study that broke down the amount of calories parents burn while doing chores around the house.

UK retailer Wren Kitchens recently conducted a report into the daily and weekly activities of UK parents, and compared their findings to that of calorielab.com, to work out how many calories are burnt during parenting tasks.

According to the study, parents burn 1,478 calories on daily activities and 2,374 calories on weekly activities.

Daily activities such as carrying a small child, according to the study, burns 259 calories, the equivalent of 218 burpees if you spend an average of 108 minutes doing it per day.

Bathing and feeding children burns the second highest number of calories, 245, the equivalent of 206 burpees.

Playing with children burns 174 calories while pushing a stroller or walking with children burns 184 calories.

Normal household duties burn significant calories as well.

Mopping burns 405 calories, followed by vaccuming which could burn 387 calories and sweeping floors which burns 377 calories. Even putting away groceries can lose you some weight with that activity costing you 227 calories and ironing 221 calories.

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