Deep cleaning the kitchen burns more calories than dancing, latest evidence has indicated.

A team of researchers have found that scrubbing the kitchen for approximately 50 minutes is better for weight loss than ballroom dancing for the same length of time.

In addition, they have discovered that cleaning the kitchen is better than tackling any other room when it comes to burning calories.

According to the research results, people burn around 276 calories alone when cleaning the kitchen.

Scrubbing the bathroom burns 173 calories, while blitzing a bedroom burns around 154 calories, the findings have found.

During the study, a total of 10 cleaners each wore a Fitbit whilst they scrubbed five properties in a day.

The findings from US-based cleaning service Homeaglow found that cleaning the kitchen burns 57 more calories than ballroom dancing for an hour.

Commenting on the findings, Professor Amanda Daley from Loughborough University, said: “Housework can get your heart pumping. But it does not really help to lose weight, as it often uses only a relatively small number of muscles.”

Personal trainer Joe Mitton said: “’Rather than bending over to clean something, squat down and hold the squat.”

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