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Burn calories without hitting the gym

(HealthDayNews) --According to cardiologists at the Medical College of Wisconsin, household chores will get your heart rate going and work off those extra calories.

Here are some everyday activities that will burn about 100 calories:

Activity Minutes
Clean/vacuum/mop 25-35
Wash dishes45-50
Wash windows20-30
Rake leaves20-25
Shovel snow10-15
Blow snow15-20
Stack firewood15-20
Mow lawn25-30

The above guide is estimated for a 120- to 150-pound healthy person.

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