I was browsing through my sister's old "Brio" magazine (by Focus on the Family) this morning and came across some interesting exercise statistics.
Did you know...(because I didn't!)...that these household chores do burn calories?
(from Oct '07)
Making your bed: 68 calories
Changing the sheets on your bed: 73 calories
Dusting your bedroom furniture: 85 calories
Vacuuming: 119 calories
Rearranging the furniture: 204 calories
Washing the dishes: 78 calories
Cooking: 85 calories
Ironing: 78 calories
Sweeping with a broom: 112 calories
Scrubbing the floors: 129 calories
Washing the windows: 102 calories
Yard work: 170 calories
Gardening: 136 calories
Shoveling snow: 204 calories
Raking: 146 calories
Washing the car: 102 calories
Mowing the lawn: 187 calories
Carring an infant (up to 15 lbs) up and down stairs: 289 calories.