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Home Chores that Burn the Most Calories | Care2 Healthy Living

Home Chores that Burn the Most Calories | Care2 Healthy Living

Carpenter Kevin Stevens of KMS Woodworks burning some calories by building a wall. Photo: KMS Woodworks. By Steve Graham, Networx Running marathons and swimming laps are not the only way to burn calories. Housekeeping and yard work can also help you keep off the pounds . Here are 12 of the top calorie-burning home and garden chores, with estimated hourly calorie-burn rates for an average 145-pound person. Of course, each person mows, mops and dusts at a different pace and burns a different number of calories, so these are general estimates. The first number is provided by the Livestrong Foundation , which lists the number of calories burned for a wide variety of jobs, sports and other activities. Wherever possible, a second number is provided by My Fitness Pal , which offers tracking for both caloric intake and caloric burn, online or with iPhone and Android apps. My Fitne...

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