###### Asked in ExerciseCalorie Count

# How many calories burned doing house work?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### October 01, 2008 3:10AM

This is a great chart. Also to find how much you can eat and
still lose weight use this: To calculate your daily calorie limit
in order to lose weight, follow this formula. Take your target
weight, multiply it by 4.35 and add 655. Take your height in inches
and multiply it by 4.32. Take your age and multiply it by 4.7.
Subtract the age total from the height total, then add the new
total to your weight total. This number represents the amount of
calories you can consume each day and still drop pounds **Type of
housework** **Calories burned per half-hour** **Doing
laundry** 73 **Making the bed** 68 **Cooking** 85
**Washing the dishes** 78 **Ironing** 78 **Dusting** 85
**Sweeping** 112 **Vacuuming** 119 **Scrubbing the
floors** 129 **Rearranging furniture** 204 **Yard work**
170 **Washing windows** 102 **Washing the car** 102
**Gardening** 136 **Mowing the lawn** 187 **Raking** 146
**Shoveling snow** 204 **Carrying a small child (up to 15 lbs.)
up and down stairs** 289