If you need another reason to motivate for the annual cleaning spree, here's one: spring cleaning isn't just a great way to prepare for the coming warmer months, it's also a great way to prepare your body. Many household chores burn calories as well as tone major muscle groups. Check below the jump for a few great examples.
• Vacuuming and sweeping work your upper body and both burn an average of 112 calories in 30 minutes.
• Scrubbing floors works your back, shoulders and arms, and burns an average of 136 calories in 30 minutes.
• Washing a car burns an average of 107 calories in 30 minutes.
• Raking leaves is a full body workout that burns an average of 225 calories
in 30 minutes.