Want To Lose Weight? Simply Clean Your House!

A chambermaid draws the curtains in a bedroom at D&D London Ltd's South Place hotel in London, U.K., on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. London hotels' average room rates rose 87 percent for the Olympic Games and hoteliers reported a slight occupancy increase, according to data compiled by hotel industry researcher STR Global. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A chambermaid draws the curtains in a bedroom at D&D London Ltd’s South Place hotel in London, U.K., on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. London hotels’ average room rates rose 87 percent for the Olympic Games and hoteliers reported a slight occupancy increase, according to data compiled by hotel industry researcher STR Global. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

 

My husband will be the first person to tell you that I might be a little obsessed when it comes to maintaining a neat and clean house. Ok, make that a lot! I hate seeing dirty dishes in the sink (it’s so gross) and seeing a mountain of laundry waiting to be washed gives me slight anxiety. I just don’t have it in me to leave a project for tomorrow – I have to do it now. My obsession with cleaning is so bad that I swear I sometimes just clean my outside windows for fun on the weekends.

Well if you’re a clean freak like me, I’ve got good news for you. Cleaning is good for our waistlines! No joke. A new study says doing everyday housework can burn the same amount of calories as an hour in the gym. So why put in the double duty, right? Ha! Here’s a little more:

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Coming in top with a whopping 560 calories burned is daily washing up for 15 minutes. This burns the same amount as a 2,500 meter swim.

Next is three hours of ironing, which may sound like a lot, but doing a big pile of clothes in one go can work off 420 calories – the same as a Zumba class.

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Joanna

Joanna has been following the world of entertainment and celebrities since ’05, having served as the Editor-in-Chief of Celebrity News Service and as a personal assistant for one of the original James Bond screenwriters, producer Kevin McClory during her days in Ireland. These days she’s a mother, warrior, celebrity writer and Disney dreamer. And she eats a lot of peanut butter M&Ms, as well.

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