If you have ever attempted to decorate your own home, you will appreciate that there is a considerable physical strain involved. You will need to carry buckets of paint, squat for long period of time, hold wallpaper in place in stress positions, and other taxing activities. If you spend a whole day decorating, you will have had a decent workout, in addition to saving money on decorators.
So how many calories do you burn painting walls? This is perhaps the least strenuous of the decorating activities, as it involves slow continuous movements, and a stationary stance. However, if you are continuously performing squats and stretching your arms, painting an entire room will make you break a sweat.
How Many Calories Do You Burn Painting Per Hour
The amount of calories you burn painting per hour will depend on your weight. This is especially evident if your paint job requires you do bend over and squat up and down repeatedly. Heavier people will lift greater loads during such exercises. If you weigh 130 pounds, you can expect to burn 190-210 calories per hour painting. If you weigh 160 pounds, you will burn in the region of 230-250 kcal/hour and if you weigh 190 pounds you will expend 290-310 calories/hour.
How Many Calories Do You Burn Painting a House
Painting a house entails a lot more than just the actual painting activity. Prior to applying coats of paint, you will need to scrape the old layers away, and this is an especially tiresome activity. You will also need to paper and plaster, and carry tools and containers up and down stairs. If you are performing a complete overhaul, your decorating may even include tearing up old carpets, sanding wooden floors and breaking bathroom tiles. These types of jobs are much more strenuous than painting and will increase your calorie burn rate considerably.
If you take an average over all the activities required to decorate a house, a 130-pound person can be expected to burn 290-310 calories per hour. If you weigh 150 pounds, you will burn in the region of 350-370 kcal per hour and if you weigh 180 pound, your burn rate will lie around 420-440 calories/hour.