Get rid of those extra pounds! Cleaning the kitchen burns more calories than dancing, study shows
Kitchen scrubbing can be one of those chores that you might want to put off.
But it’s not just filthy ovens that benefit from a spotless cleaning.
Dancing in the kitchen for 50 minutes burns more calories than dancing in the ballroom or riding a bike for the same amount of time.
And it burns more than cleaning any other room, a study found.
Cleaning the kitchen burns an average of 276 calories, the bathroom just 173 and the bedroom just 154.
Kitchen steaming for 50 minutes burns more calories than dancing or cycling for the same time (file image)
Ten professional cleaners were given Fitbits, and each was assigned five homes.
Collected data shows that cleaning the kitchen, for an average of 50 minutes, burns more calories than an hour of dancing in the ballroom (219) or an hour of cycling (292).
Responding to the findings from US-based cleaning service Homeaglow, Professor Amanda Daley, professor of behavioral medicine at Loughborough University, said housework ‘can get your heart pumping’.
But it doesn’t really help with weight loss, as it usually only uses a relatively small amount of muscle.
So Joe Mitton, a personal trainer in Cambridgeshire, suggests: ‘Instead of bending over to clean something, squat down and stay in a squat’.
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