What's cleaning floors go to do with your waistline?
When you grab your broom, your mop and you get down to it, you can actually shed a lot of calories. Depending on how much you weigh, you can burn up to 300 calories an hour. Whew! But mopping is also like any other form of exercise; you need to lead up to it by doing stretching before you get deep into it. Doing this not only prevents you from feeling sore all over the next day, you can also lose up to 150 calories by just preparing to mop the floor. Now you know why most exercise enthusiasts believe mopping is not a waist of time.