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While you might think you have to do some type of aerobic activity to burn calories, you can actually burn a significant amount by doing lots of little things too. while we aren’t encouraging you to skip out on the gym, take pleasure in knowing that your daily chores are burning a good amount of calories! These calculations are based on a 150 pound woman.

Brushing your teeth for two minutes: 5.7 calories


Kissing for 30 minutes: 36 calories


Folding Clothes for 30 minutes: 72 calories


Ironing for 30 minutes: 77 calories


Mopping for 30 minutes: 153 calories


Raking leaves for 30 minutes: 171 calories


Playing cards: 117 calories


Preparing dinner for 30 minutes: 74 calories


Sweeping for 10 minutes: 28 calories


Gardening for an hour: 300-350 calories


Sleeping for eight hours: 360 calories


Washing the car for 20 minutes: 102 calories


Vacuuming for 20 minutes: 56 calories


Sitting in a meeting for 30 minutes: 60 calories


Light office work: 56 calories per 30 minutes


Fifteen minutes of slow stair climbing: 119 calories


Eating celery: gain 6 calories but burn 40


Laughing for 15 minutes: up t0 50 calories


Rocking a baby for 35 minutes: 100 calories


Reading a book for 30 minutes: 20 calories

 

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