How many calories can you burn while doing housework?

No one really likes doing housework, but now you can take comfort in the fact that cleaning and doing chores doubles up as a mini workout.

While the results can’t compare to a full-on gym session, it’s still nice to know that an hour of mopping the floor burns as many calories as a 30-minute jog.

And it’s definitely better than just vegetating on the sofa, which burns you zero calories. Go on and volunteer to do the following household chores.

Calorie calculations are from Calorielab, and based on a 55kg woman.