How Many Calories Can You Burn Spring Cleaning in 2013

The end of March draws close and while it still doesn’t feel like spring is here, winter has officially come and left, as of 20 of March. Though I don’t mind rain and cloudy weather, I can’t deny the fact that I hope for warmer weather. In the mean time I am getting ready for Eastern celebrations which are just around the corner. One of my top priorities before Easter is to get my home cleaned from the dust and dirt that have accumulated over winter.

Well, spring cleaning might not be the best way to “celebrate”, but it has its upsides. First, germs will be kept at bay by airing sheets and sweeping dust bunnies from under the couch. Consider the few extra burned calories as an added benefit. A day spent cleaning around your home equals to two – three hours professional work out. However, it doesn’t mean that you can skip a day or two of your fitness regimen. Just learn from this article how many calories you could burn spring cleaning.


Mop your laminate floor from end to end for an hour and you will have burnt 153 calories. However, the amount of energy expended can vary based on weight, body composition and intensity of activity. Nonetheless, you will enjoy shiny floors.

Washing Floors

Though mopping is great way to get rid of surface dust and dirt in some cases your floors might need a little extra elbow grease. In such case get down on your knees and start scrubbing hard. Do this for 30 minutes and you would shed 187 calories in the process.

Scrub Tub/Sink/Toilet

Scrubbing your bathtub probably won’t take as long as washing the floors in your home, but the intensity of removing soap scum will help you shed 90 calories in just 15 minutes. Not to mention that you will feel it in your arms, too. If you feel you have more in yourself, you can continue and give sink and toilet bowl a good scrub as well. This will add another 15 to 20 minutes of intense work.


Making 10,000 steps a day might seem impossible but that is the recommended amount by many scientists and doctors. Depending on the size of your apartment or house, vacuum cleaning can contribute a significant number to that recommendation. In the process you would burn an estimated 120 calories over half an hour.


Who would have guessed that dancing around with a broom, sweeping your garage, attic of front could burn up to 140 calories per 30 minutes? Sweeping is one of the most intensive home cleaning chores.

DIY Carpet Cleaning

Maybe the biggest, most energy intensive project on the list. It can take from 2 – 3 to 4 – 5 hours depending on how skilled you are. Novice or expert, prepare for some heavy lifting and lots of walking around your home… The estimated amount of burnt calories is between 370 to 450. DIY Carpet cleaning is a project in itself. Be prepared to spend a good amount of time and effort until your domestic carpets are cleaned successfully. 


When you decide to repaint your home or simply refresh its existing colours, prepare yourself for a good-quality work out. Painting for 30 minutes could knock off 167 calories of your waistline. Add another 100 calories if you have to move furniture around the property.

All in all, spring cleaning could be a fantastic way to cap your fitness efforts and burn few extra calories and weight gained over the winter.  

Jack White is a freelance writer and experienced blogger. He covers the areas of home improvement, interior decoration and house cleaning. 

1968 season in the NFL

The 1968 season for the NFL would be the 49th season for the National Football League. This season featured some new alignment within the league. An agreement had been made in the previous season for the New York Giants and the New Orleans Saints to switch divisions. The Saints would then be part of the Century Division and the Giants would be part of the Capitol Division.


The Eastern Conference of the league featured the Capitol and Century Divisions. The Western Conference featured the Coastal and Central Divisions. There were four teams in each division and each team played 14 games on the season.


The Cowboys were a dominant power in the Eastern Conference. They had an offense that was dominant over all other offenses in the NFL. They also had a defense that allowed fewer points than all but one team in the NFL. They managed to breeze through the regular season. The Cowboys would go 12-2 on the season, easily winning the Capitol Division. The other teams in the Capitol Division were the Giants, Redskins and Eagles. The Giants were the best of the other teams, winning 7 games on the season. The Redskins and Eagles struggled, winning 5 and 2 games respectively.


The Century division had quite a bit more parity than the Capitol Division. Two teams fought it out, trying to take home the division. The Browns and Cardinals were neck and neck down the stretch. In the end the Browns would take the division with a record of 10-4 on the season. The St. Louis Cardinals were just behind with a 9-4-1 record on the season. The remaining teams in the league didn’t offer much competition for the Cardinals and Browns. The New Orleans Saints only managed to win 4 games on the season and the Steelers won 2 games.


The Coastal Division featured the top two teams in the Western Conference. The Baltimore Colts and the Los Angeles Rams had the two best records in the Conference. While the Rams were a great team, they were not of the same caliber as the Colts. The Colts walked all over their opponents that season, winning 13 of 14 games. They had the 2nd best offense in the season and only allowed 144 points on defense. The Colts were absolutely dominant.


The Rams managed to come in 2nd, winning 10 games, losing 3 and tying 1. The Rams had a solid team that outscored their opponents by 112 points on the season. The 49ers were also a good team, going 7-6-1 on the season. They were overshadowed by the other teams in the division, however. The Falcons went 2-12 on the season and ended in the cellar of the Coastal Division.


The Central Division was won by the Minnesota Vikings. They barely beat out the Bears with a 8-6 record. The Bears would finish 7-7 on the season. The Packers weren’t far behind, going 6-7-1 on the season. The only team in the division that was out of contention was the Detroit Lions. They finished 4-8-2 on the season.


The Browns and the Colts would advance pas their opponents in the first round of the playoffs for a chance to play in the NFL Championship Game. The Colts were just too good in the end. They dominated the Browns 34-0, winning the NFL Championship. They would go on to play the Jets in the Super Bowl.


Despite being the heavy favorites, the Colts fell to the Jets by a score of 16-7.

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