If you're looking at doing a bit of DIY at your place as the days get longer and warmer, then a study by MyJobQuote.co.uk can help you calculate the calories you may burn by doing the DIY!
To find the results, they asked three men of average weight (84.9kg) and three women of average weight (72.8kg) to do a variety of DIY tasks over the course of 15 days whilst wearing a Fitbit.
It was found that sanding is the DIY job that burns the most calories with men losing 456 calories per hour and women 392 calories!
That was followed by gardening, which saw the men burn around 337cals and the women 306.
The DIY job that burnt the least amount of calories was wallpapering. Wallpapering saw woman lose just 180 calories, and men 217.
Here's a breakdown of all DIY tasks surveyed:
BURNS THE MOST CALORIES:
BURNS MODERATE CALORIES
- Cleaning gutters
BURNS LOWEST AMOUNT OF CALORIES:
- Putting up shelves
- Flat-pack furniture
- Hammering nails
- Electrical work
- Putting up wallpaper