Doing housework does not only provide the benefit of a more organized and cleaner home, but offers physical benefits as well. You can loss hundreds of calories per hour doing basic activities such as dusting, ironing, washing up, cleaning the bathroom, and sweeping. Another task we all go through on a nightly basis is preparing dinner. This can lose you 68 calories a hour on average. When compared to other physical activities and exercise, doing housework should be added onto your list.