Thursday, January 29, 2009

I love thank yous!

I was thanked in a blog and I love it :) One of the twitters I follow asked about calories burned during household chores, so I shares some links with her. I though I would share what she found.

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Burn Baby Burn…
January 29th, 2009 | Posted in Blogs & Sites, Health & Fitness

Thanks to and Twitter ( I was given two different sites to help me determine how many calories I can burn doing things around the work. So because someone shared them with me, I felt I just had to share with all of you!

The Tooele County Health Department lists a physical activity calculator on their site that shows how many calories you can burn with so many minutes.

Looks like you could potentially lose about 130 calories per hour “Busily cleaning house, doing laundry, hanging clothes outside on clothesline, going up and down stairs, cleaning refrigerator, picking up clothes (doing a lot of bending over and picking up items)”.

Here were some of my other favorites…

* Sex – 108 per hour {GET IT, GET IT!!!}
* Arguing on the phone or with neighbor (standing, swinging arms) - 105 per hour {Get that nosy neighbor!}
* Eating a meal (sitting down) - 70 per 30 minutes {Yeah! Finally something I’m good at!}
* Chasing after kids, wiping noses, cleaning scrapes, fixing bruised egos, referring, picking up toys - 120 per hour {The advantages of parenthood!! The more the merrier!!}

Health Status website also has a calories burned calculator you can use to plug in the number of minutes for each type of activity you participate in. In fact you should even check out the other calculators on their site. I also like the calculator that helps you determine how long it will take to lose a pound! Course it just might make one obsessive if their wanting to lose weight.

Thanks again BePe Baby for sharing these sites!! Now I’m off to “busily clean” since I’ve been burning plenty of calories sitting, using my brain, blogging, and dropping entrecards!

1 comment:

Mommy Niri said...

I am doing plenty of running after kids, somehow nothing is making this butt smaller.