Infographic: The Calorie-Burning Power of Housework

Your typical weekend might be spent cleaning the house, working in the yard, or conquering that pile of laundry. Your to-do list can leave little time for the gym or a long run.

But just because you didn't make it to that Saturday Pilates class, doesn't mean you haven't burned a substantial number of calories.

Bryan Clayton, from lawn care company Green Pal, struggles with staying lean and has to count every calorie eaten and burned.

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While recently remodeling his home, he wondered how many calories he was burning?

After quite a bit of research, he discovered you that can burn a great number of calories while performing various home-maintenance tasks. Whether you're mowing the lawn or raking the leaves, see just how many calories you can burn within 60 minutes of work.

Calculate your caloric needs here.

Housework Infographic

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Fara Rosenzweig

Fara Rosenzweig is the Lifestyle Editor for Active.com. She is a fitness fanatic, yogi and runner who loves to try new activities. Follow Fara on Google+ or twitter @FJRose.

Fara Rosenzweig is the Lifestyle Editor for Active.com. She is a fitness fanatic, yogi and runner who loves to try new activities. Follow Fara on Google+ or twitter @FJRose.

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