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# Calories Burned Doing Housework

Calories burned doing housework calculate calories burned by doing different types of housework based on time and weight.

## Calories Burned Doing Housework Calculator

Weight  lbs  kg
Type
Calories Burned per Minute
 Time Minutes Hours Seconds Total Calories Burned:

The best activity to stay at home and burn calories is doing housework, doing housework can lose calories unknowingly.

All of the housework including doing dishes,  mopping the floor, or taking care of the kids, all burn calories.

The MET for doing different housework varies from 1.8 to 6.5.
The greater the MET value is, the more calories burned.

## How to Calculate Calorie Burn

To calculate the calories burn, use the following formula:
MET x Body Weight x 3.5 / 200 x time, where
Body weight unit = kg
Time unit = minutes

### Calories Burned Doing Dishes

Some housework requires less energy such as standing washing dishes, which has a MET value of 1.8.
For one hour, it burns around 129 kcal for a person who weighs 150 pounds (68.04 kg ).

The calculation is:
1.8 (MET) x 68.04 kg x 3.5 / 200 x 60 (Minutes) = 129 kcal.

### Calories Burned Scrubbing Floors

Some housework requires more energy such as scrubbing floors, and the bathroom on hands and knees in vigorous effort,
which has a MET value of 6.5.
It burns around 495 kcal for a person who weighs around 160 pounds (72.57 kg) to do the housework for an hour.

The calculation is:
6.5 (MET) x 72.57 kg x 3.5 / 200 x 60 (Minutes) = 495 kcal.
That is about the same calories you burn from regular jogging or race walking.

### Calories Burned doing Multiple Housework

The MET value is between 2.8 to 4.3 if you do multiple housework at once, depending on how much effort the housework takes.
For example, it burns 347 kcal to 532 kcal for a person who weighs 130 pounds (58.97 kg) by doing 2 hours of multiple housework.

The calculation is:
(2.8 - 4.3 ) x 58.97 kg x 3.5 / 200 x 120 (Minutes) = 347 kcal to 532 kcal.

## 1 Hour House Cleaning Calories

Weight Calories Burned
130 Pounds 173 to 266 kcal
131 Pounds 175 to 268 kcal
132 Pounds 176 to 270 kcal
133 Pounds 177 to 272 kcal
134 Pounds 179 to 274 kcal
135 Pounds 180 to 276 kcal
136 Pounds 181 to 279 kcal
137 Pounds 183 to 281 kcal
138 Pounds 184 to 283 kcal
139 Pounds 185 to 285 kcal
140 Pounds 187 to 287 kcal
141 Pounds 188 to 289 kcal
142 Pounds 189 to 291 kcal
143 Pounds 191 to 293 kcal
144 Pounds 192 to 295 kcal
145 Pounds 193 to 297 kcal
146 Pounds 195 to 299 kcal
147 Pounds 196 to 301 kcal
148 Pounds 197 to 303 kcal
149 Pounds 199 to 305 kcal
150 Pounds 200 to 307 kcal
151 Pounds 201 to 309 kcal
152 Pounds 203 to 311 kcal
153 Pounds 204 to 313 kcal
154 Pounds 205 to 315 kcal
155 Pounds 207 to 317 kcal
156 Pounds 208 to 319 kcal
157 Pounds 209 to 322 kcal
158 Pounds 211 to 324 kcal
159 Pounds 212 to 326 kcal
160 Pounds 213 to 328 kcal
161 Pounds 215 to 330 kcal
162 Pounds 216 to 332 kcal
163 Pounds 217 to 334 kcal
164 Pounds 219 to 336 kcal
165 Pounds 220 to 338 kcal
166 Pounds 221 to 340 kcal
167 Pounds 223 to 342 kcal
168 Pounds 224 to 344 kcal
169 Pounds 225 to 346 kcal
170 Pounds 227 to 348 kcal
171 Pounds 228 to 350 kcal
172 Pounds 229 to 352 kcal
173 Pounds 231 to 354 kcal
174 Pounds 232 to 356 kcal
175 Pounds 233 to 358 kcal
176 Pounds 235 to 360 kcal
177 Pounds 236 to 362 kcal
178 Pounds 237 to 365 kcal
179 Pounds 239 to 367 kcal
180 Pounds 240 to 369 kcal
181 Pounds 241 to 371 kcal
182 Pounds 243 to 373 kcal
183 Pounds 244 to 375 kcal
184 Pounds 245 to 377 kcal
185 Pounds 247 to 379 kcal
186 Pounds 248 to 381 kcal
187 Pounds 249 to 383 kcal
188 Pounds 251 to 385 kcal
189 Pounds 252 to 387 kcal
190 Pounds 253 to 389 kcal
191 Pounds 255 to 391 kcal
192 Pounds 256 to 393 kcal
193 Pounds 257 to 395 kcal
194 Pounds 259 to 397 kcal
195 Pounds 260 to 399 kcal
196 Pounds 261 to 401 kcal
197 Pounds 263 to 403 kcal
198 Pounds 264 to 405 kcal
199 Pounds 265 to 408 kcal
200 Pounds 267 to 410 kcal

Housework activities and MET value Source: https://sites.google.com/site/compendiumofphysicalactivities/Activity-Categories/home-activity

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